NTSB Identification: CHI92LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45037.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 05, 1991 in MT PLEASANT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1993
Aircraft: BEECH B36TC, registration: N6930C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT SAID THAT AFTER BEING CLEARED FOR AN IFR APPROACH, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE AND LOST PART OF THE RIGHT WING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID TO A STOP WITH NO INJURIES TO THE PILOT OR PASSENGER. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF WATER IN THE FLOW DIVIDER WHICH (BY THAT TIME) HAD FROZEN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WATER IN THE FUEL, AND AN INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT BY THE PILOT.

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