NTSB Identification: DEN82DA167
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 18, 1982 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/18/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N16541
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE ENGINE QUIT ON DOWNWIND AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND DOWNWIND ON THE RUNWAY BUT CRASHED OFF THE AIRPORT. THE FUELSELECTOR WAS FOUND ON AN AUXILIARY TANK. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AND OTHER OPERATORS OF THE AIRCRAFT, ONLY ABOUT THREE GALLONS OF FUEL ARE PUT INTO THE AUXILIARY TANKS FOR LOCAL FLIGHTS. THE PILOT HAD MADE ONE TOUCH AND GO LANDING PRIOR TOTHE ACCIDENT.

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

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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