NTSB Identification: ANC83LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20796.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1983 in QUINHAGAK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N15400
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.

AT ABOUT 50-70 FT AGL THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT LANDED ABOUT 1,500 FT OFF THE END OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THE ACFT HAD BEEN REFUELED FROM 50 GAL DRUMS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE FLT. THE FUEL IN THE RIGHT TIP TANK CONTAINED ENOUGH WATER TO HAVE CAUSED ENG STOPPAGE. THE PLT ALSO STATED THAT WHEN HE REMOVED THE COVER FROM THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR VALVE IT CONTAINED A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER. THE PLT STATED THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN THE PERMITS NECESSARY TO INSTALL UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE TANKS.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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