NTSB Identification: MIA88LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36049.
Accident occurred Monday, May 02, 1988 in CENTERVILLE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N7353R
Injuries: 3 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 STATED THAT HE THOUGHT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN REFUELED THE PREVIOUS EVENING. DURING PREFLIGHT HE DID NOT OBSERVE ANY FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT FUEL TANKS. HE FURTHER STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT FUEL QUANTITY GUAGES HAD BEEN UNRELIABLE. IN CRUISE FLIGHT BOTH ENGINES FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION AND HE EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A PLOWED FIELD.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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