NTSB Identification: NYC83LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21913.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in PITTSFIELD, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6638Y
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.

ON THE 1ST TAKEOFF, THE CFI DEMONSTRATED AN ABORTED TAKEOFF BY PLACING THE RT SELECTOR GASOLINE VALVE IN THE OFF POSITION AND HAD THE STUDENT PULL THE ENG BACK, MAKING A LANDING ON THE RWY. THE FLT THEN TAXIED BACK FOR ANOTHER TAKEOFF, AGAIN THE CFI SHUT OFF THE RT GAS TANK, THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND THE ENG QUIT. THE STUDENT HAD RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR DURING THE SEQUENCE AND THE ACFT LANDED GEAR-UP.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

GEAR RETRACTION..INTENTIONAL..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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