Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2001 Issue

Nov. 4, Livermore, Calif. / Piper Cherokee

At 12:01 Pacific time, a Piper PA-28-140 was damaged while landing in a field after losing engine power five miles east of Livermore Municipal Airport. The CFI was seriously injured and the pilot-rated student was not injured. The student said he was shooting approaches into Livermore and, while on the ILS Runway 25R approach, he intended to switch from the right tank to the left tank, but moved the fuel selector handle to the off position. When he and the CFI attempted to move the fuel selector handle back to the left tank, it jammed....

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