NTSB Identification: NYC90LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42608.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1990 in WEST MILFORD, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1992
Aircraft: BEECH BE-23, registration: N3674Q
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 PLANNED ON A 4 HOUR CROSSCOUNTRY FLIGHT WITH 60 GALLONS OF FUEL. AFTER 2 HOURS OF FLIGHT, HE REMAINED OVERNIGHT AND UPON DEPARTURE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL TANKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. AFTER LESS THAN 4 HOURS OF FLIGHT HE LOST POWER IN THE TAFFIC PATTERN, TRIED TO SLIP TO THE RUNWAY AND JUST ABOVE THE RUNWAY, THE ENGINE SURGED FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN QUIT AGAIN. HE LANDED LONG AND RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO TREES.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT WHILE MAKING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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