NTSB Identification: ATL83FIG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20455.
Accident occurred Friday, May 13, 1983 in LAUREL, MD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N4823T
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STARTED A GO-AROUND AFTER THE ACFT HAD PROGRESSED OVER HALF WAY DOWN THE RUNWAY IN THE AIR. WHEN FULL POWER WAS APPLIED THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT. THE PILOT CHANGED FUEL TANKS, LOWERED THE NOSE AND LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN THE TOPS OF TREES. UPON TEARDOWN OF THE ENGINE, A VERY MINOR AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE BOOST PUMP, SELECTOR VALVE, FUEL STRAINER, ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP AND CARBURETOR.

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 SUPPLY..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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