NTSB Identification: MKC88LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36829.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1988 in INDEPENDENCE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 23, registration: N2378L
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 PIC PLANNED A LOCAL FLT TO PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO LNDGS. ON AN EARLIER FLT THE PIC HAD SWITCHED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS THE FULLEST TANK. AS THE SUBSEQUENT FLT PROGRESSED, THE PIC AGAIN SELECTED WHAT HE CONSIDERED TO BE THE FULLEST TANK AS PART OF THE PRE-LNDG CHKLIST. AS THE ACFT BEGAN THE PWRD CLIMB PORTION OF THE TOUCH AND GO LNDG, THE ENG FALTERED AND QUIT. INSUFFICIENT ALT WAS AVAILABLE TO EXECUTE A RETURN TO THE RWY, SO THE PIC STATED HE LOWERED THE NOSE AND MADE A FORCED LNDG INTO A GROVE OF TREES. THE PIC REALIZED LATER THAT HE HAD SWITCHED TO THE FUEL TANK WHICH CONTAINED LITTLE OR NO FUEL.

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:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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