NTSB Identification: ATL83LA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 16, 1982 in ANDERSON, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1983
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N61857
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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, WHILE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IN THE AIR, THE ENGINE BACKFIRED & QUIT. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO TURN AROUND & HEAD BACK TOWARD THE ARPT, BUT COULD NOT QUITE REACH THE RWY. THE ACFT LANDED 1,000 FT SHORT OF THE RWY, HIT A DITCH & FLIPPED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT THE CORK SEAL IN THE FUEL SELECTOR HAD DETERIORATED, RESTRICTING FUEL TO THE ENG.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..DETERIORATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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