NTSB Identification: ATL84LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23450.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 1983 in VICKSBURG, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7691P
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

THE ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING CRUISE FLT. THE PLT REPORTEDTHAT POWER WAS LOST AT 2000 FT 10 MILES NORTH OF VICKSBURG. HE APPLIED THE FUEL BOOST PUMP AND SUCCESSFULLY RESTARTED THE ENG BUT IT QUIT AGAIN AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART DESPITE CHANGNG FUEL TANKS. DURING THE LANDING THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH BUSHES AND GROUND LOOPED COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED; ALL TANKS WERE EMPTY OF FUEL EXCEPT THE RIGHT AUXILIARY. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND OUT OF DETENT FOR THE RIGHT MAIN TANK.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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