NTSB Identification: MIA95FA107.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 14, 1995 in DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/1995
Aircraft: BEECH 55-E55, registration: N577M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT HAD FLOWN ABOUT 2 HOURS 33 MINUTES WHEN HE ADVISED CONTROLLERS ON DUTY THAT HE WAS OUT OF FUEL, AND BOTH ENGINES HAD QUIT. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED ABOUT 3 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT AND EXPLODED AND BURNED FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS. THE RIGHT WING SEPARATED WHEN IT STRUCK A TREE AND WAS NOT IN THE MAIN WRECKAGE AREA. THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE RIGHT MAIN NOR AUXILIARY FUEL TANK, NOR WAS ANY RESIDUE OF FUEL FOUND ON THE GROUND OR FOLIAGE NEAR THE RIGHT WING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO MANAGE THE FUEL AVAILABLE IN FLIGHT BY IMPROPERLY SELECTING THE FUEL SELECTORS TO FUEL AVAILABLE IN OTHER TANKS, RESULTING IN BOTH ENGINES LOSING POWER. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING. Full narrative available
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