NTSB Identification: LAX77FUM24
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7EC, registration: N4341C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0596   77/4/5    EL CENTRO,CA        BELLANCA 7EC        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 18, 130
        TIME - 1800                    N4341C              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 48 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DOUTHITT AIRSTRIP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          EL CENTRO,CA                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL STARVATION
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
           POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: SELECTOR VALVES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNAPPROVED MODIFICATION
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- FUEL SEL HANDLE REPOSITIONED. PILOTS KNEE COULD INADVERTENTLY TURN SEL TO OFF POSITION.

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