NTSB Identification: LAX83IA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20429.
Scheduled 14 CFR REPUBLIC AIRLINES
Incident occurred Saturday, April 02, 1983 in 20N BRYCE, UT
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9-82, registration: N1004F
Injuries: 146 Uninjured.

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

WHILE CRUISING AT FL 350 THE FLT EXPERIENCED A FLAME-OUT OF BOTH ENGINES. THE CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY TO SALT LAKE ARTC CENTER & THE FLT WAS VECTORED TOWARD PAGE,AZ FOR A POSSIBLE EMERGENCY LANDING. AT 12,200 FT THE CAPTAIN RESTARTED BOTH ENGINES BY SWITCHING THE CENTER TANK BOOST PUMPS ON. THE ACFT THEN CLIMBED TO 17,000 FT & DIVERTED TO LAS VEGAS, LANDING AT 1604 WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THE FLT HAD DEPARTED MINNEAPOLIS WITH THE PROPER FUEL LOAD. HOWEVER, THE CREW WAS DISTRACTED FROM THE CLIMB CHECKLIST AFTER DEPARTURE BY A HEADING CHANGE & A KNOB COMING OFF THE DIGITAL FLIGHT GUIDANCE SYSTEM WHILE THE CAPTAIN WAS SETTING IN A NEW HEADING. AS A RESULT, THE ITEM OF 'FUEL PUMPS-CHECKED' WAS MISSED& THE CENTER TANK PUMPS WERE NEVER TURNED ON. DURING THE RESTART THE CAPTAIN REALIZED THE OMISSION & CORRECTED IT. THE FLT HAD BEEN ON THE MAIN TANKS WHICH WERE EXHAUSTED CAUSING THE FLAME-OUTS. THE CENTER WING TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 13,500 POUNDS OF FUEL.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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