NTSB Identification: MIA95FA117.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 23, 1995 in PLANT CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/19/1996
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N6855Z
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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.
AFTER LANDING THE PILOTS PERFORMED 4 RAPID RIGHT TURNS TO TAXI BACK FOR TAKEOFF. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE AIRPLANE KEPT VEERING TO THE LEFT. THE PILOTS WERE CONCERNED WITH THE REMAINING RUNWAY AND ROTATED AT ABOUT 85 KTS. AFTER LIFT OFF THE LEFT ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED INVERTED AND CRASHED. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT MAIN FUEL CELL REVEALED THAT THE ANTI-SLOSH BAFFLE INSPECTION ZIPPER WAS OPEN, WHICH WOULD ALLOW UNPORTING OF THE LEFT MAIN FUEL SUPPLY PICKUP LINE. THE ZIPPER IS REQUIRED TO BE OPENED, AN INSPECTION MADE, AND THEN CLOSED DURING EACH ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE ZIPPER APPEARED TO BE CORRODED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION, AND THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ATTAIN VMC. Full narrative available
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