NTSB Identification: SEA85LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26645.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 26, 1984 in BOISE, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: CGTQE
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT'S WIFE, ALSO A RATED PILOT, WAS REVIEWING THE LANDING CHECK LIST. AT ITEM 'HEATERS OFF' SHE INADVERTENTLY TURNED FUEL SELECTORS TO OFF. BOTH ENGINES LOST PWR AND PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING SHORT OF RUNWAY IN ROUGH TERRAIN, COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

SUPERVISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..INADVERTENT USE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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