NTSB Identification: MKC84LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22264.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 14, 1983 in GARNETT, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4026R
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.

WHILE ENROUTE PILOT WAS RUNNING THE ACFT USING THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK. HE SWITCHED TO THE LEFT TO BALANCE THE LOAD AND THE ENGINE QUIT ABOUT 10 SECONDS AFTER BEING SWITCHED. THE PILOT COULD NOT RESTART THE ENGINE AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD. THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A TREE AND SHEARED OFF.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

Index for Dec1983 | Index of months