NTSB Identification: DEN88LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36140.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in BRIGHTON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C35, registration: N8930A
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND WHILE CRUISE FLIGHT, THE ENG LOST PWR. THE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE INDICATED O PSI. THE PLT SWITCHED ON THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND. THE PLT ACTIVATED THE AUXILIARY (WOBBLE) PUMP AND SWITCHED FUEL TANKS. THE ENG STILL DID NOT RESPOND. THE PLT MADE A DISTRESS CALL AND EXECUTED A WHEELS-UP LANDING IN A WHEAT FIELD. POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN AND AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS WERE FULL AND THE RIGHT MAIN TANK WAS 3/4-FULL. THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR, ENGINE-DRIVEN FUEL PUMP, ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, OR FUEL LINES. THE WOBBLE PUMP WAS DISASSEMBLED. FUEL WAS EVIDENT ON THE INTAKE SIDE BUT ABSENT ON THE DISCHARGE SIDE. SCRATCHES WERE NOTED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PUMP PISTON. THE FUEL SELECTOR DISENGAGEMENT WARNING LIGHT WAS BURNED OUT. WHEN THE BULB WAS REPLACED IT ILLUMINATED IMMEDIATELY.

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

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..DISENGAGED




Contributing Factors

ANNUNCIATOR PANEL LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE

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