NTSB Identification: CHI84LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22461.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1983 in HASTINGS, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76639
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 INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) KNEW THAT THE ACFT WAS GETTING LOW ON FUEL, BUT HE WANTED THE STUDENT TO MAKE ONE MORE TAKEOFF & LANDING. WHEN THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 200 FT AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG BEGAN LOSING POWER. THE CFI ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE ACFT & SWITCHED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO THE LEFT TANK WHICH INDICATED 1/4 FULL. HOWEVER, THE ENG WOULD NOT RESTART. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A LANDING ON ROUGH TERRAIN.

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 SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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