Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 23, Louisville, Ky. / Piper Cherokee Six

At about 1724 eastern time, a Piper PA-32-260 crashed after takeoff from Bowman Field. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot said the wing tip tanks were empty because maintenance on one of them was pending and that he took off with the left main tank selected. Investigators found the left tip tank selected. The pilot had recently purchased an interest in the airplane, and this was his first flight solo....

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