NTSB Identification: LAX88LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37065.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 25, 1988 in PACOIMA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: BEECH F35, registration: N5041B
Injuries: 1 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 PLT RPRTD THAT HE HAD INITIALLY PSND THE FUEL SELECTOR (SEL) TO THE LEFT MAIN TANK. HE SAID THAT AFTER ABT 1 HR OF FLT (NEAR PALMDALE, CA), HE PSND THE SEL TO THE RGT MAIN TANK FOR A SHORT TIME, THEN (NEAR PACOIMA), HE MOVED IT BACK TO THE LEFT MAIN TANK. THEREAFTER, THE ENG SUDDENLY LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS NEARING THE DESTN AT 3500' MSL (2500' AGL). THE PLT STATED THAT HE TRIED TO RESTART THE ENG, BUT WAS UNABLE. HE COULD NOT VISUALLY ACQUIRE THE DESTN ARPT, SO HE REVERSED COURSE IN AN ATMT TO LAND AT WHITEMAN ARPT, BUT DID NOT REACH IT. DRG AN EMERG LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDEDWITH RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY & SVRL AUTOS ABT 1/4 MI FROM THE ARPT. AN EXAM REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN & RGT AUX FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY, BUT THE LEFT AUX & RGT MAIN TANKS WERE NEARLY FULL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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