Accident Piper PA-24-250 N7498P,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 357852
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Date:Saturday 13 January 1996
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-24-250
Registration: N7498P
MSN: 24-2693
Year of manufacture:1961
Total airframe hrs:2339 hours
Engine model:LYCOMING O-540-A1D5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake City, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:, FL (31J)
Destination airport:Cannon Creek, FL (PVT
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he had selected an empty fuel tank and the engine lost power just after lift off. He lowered the landing gear and attempted a landing on the remaining runway. During the landing, the left main landing gear collapsed. The left stabilizer spar and the aft fuselage bulkhead were also damaged during the landing.

Probable Cause: Failure of the pilot to select a fuel tank with adequate fuel for takeoff, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel starvation during the initial climb, and improper flare by the pilot during the subsequent forced land.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA96LA063
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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