NTSB Identification: CHI90LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42449.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1990 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1992
Aircraft: BEECH K-35, registration: N123AT
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 WAS EN ROUTE AT 4,000 FEET MSL ON CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT WHEN HE EXPERIENCED TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE SWITCHED TANKS BUT COULD NOT RESTART THE ENGINE. HE MADE A PLANNED APPROACH FOR A FORCED LANDING AT AN AIRPORT. THE PILOT LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR PREMATURELY ON FINAL APPROACH, THEN RAISED IT WHEN HE SAW HE WAS GOING TO LAND SHORT OF RUNWAY. A GEAR-UP LANDING WAS MADE ON RESIDENTIAL STREET ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT SLID INTO A TREE AFTER LANDING. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM. THE LEFT MAIN TANK, WHICH THE PILOT WAS USING, AND BOTH TIP TANKS, WERE EMPTY. THE RIGHT MAIN TANK AND BOTH AUXILIARY TANKS WERE FULL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FUEL MISMANAGEMENT.
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