NTSB Identification: CHI83LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21318.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 26, 1983 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N82717
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT ELECTED TO PRACTICE TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. AFTER ABOUT 5 LANDINGS, THE ENG LOST POWER WHILE THE PLT WAS TURNING ON A BASE LEG FOR RWY 17 AT ABOUT 400 FT AGL. HE TRIED TO RESTART THE ENG. HOWEVER, THE LEFT WING HIT THE TOPS OF TREES & THE PLANE CRASHED DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. REPORTEDLY, THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE RIGHT TANK WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. NO MEASURABLE AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK; HOWEVER, FUEL WAS AVAILABLE IN THE LEFT TANK.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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