NTSB Identification: CEN13LA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Lansing, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/24/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N1912Q
Injuries: 3 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.

According to the pilot, he retracted the landing gear, raised the flaps, and then reduced power during the climb. The engine then lost all power. The pilot declared an emergency and attempted a forced landing on the runway. He tried to extend the landing gear; however, it did not have sufficient time to fully extend and subsequently collapsed when the airplane touched down. The airplane skidded down the runway until coming to rest at the departure end. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the engine could not be primed when the fuel tank selector valve was in the "both" fuel tanks position. However, when the fuel tank selector valve was in the "left" tank position, fuel flow was established, the engine primed, and it ran normally. The examination could not identify what caused the observed loss of fuel flow through the fuel tank selector valve while it was in the "both" fuel tanks position.

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

A loss of engine power due to the loss of fuel flow through the airplane's fuel tank selector valve.

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