NTSB Identification: LAX83LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21733.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 1983 in MEADVIEW, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8348Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

THE PILOT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT APRX 100 FEET, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE THEN SWITCHED THE BOOST PUMPS FROM LOW TO HIGH AND THE ENGINE MOMENTARILY SURGED BEFORE LOSING POWER. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE WINGS DAMAGED. POST ACCIDENT ENGINE RUNUP REVEALED THAT WITH THE BOOST PUMP IN THE HIGH POSTION THE ENGINE RAN DOWN AND QUIT IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. THE EXACT REASON FOR THE FUEL RESTRICTION WAS NOT DETERMINED DURING SUBSEQUENT TESTING.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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