NTSB Identification: LAX90LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42756.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 16, 1990 in SAN MARCOS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N5586D
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 STATED HE DEPARTED WITH 37 GALLONS OF FUEL FOR HIS NIGHT CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT HAS FOUR AUXILIARY TANKS AND TWO MAIN TANKS. HE STATED THE FUEL WAS IN THE MAINS AND AUXILIARIES. THE ENGINE FAILED PRIOR TO REACHING HIS DESTINATION AND HE CHOSE TO LAND GEAR UP IN A FIELD.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER FUEL MANAGEMENT.

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