NTSB Identification: DEN88LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37048.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 1988 in CRAIG, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N6051M
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

WHILE ON FINAL AFTER A 4.6 HR X-CNTY FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT SAID THAT THE ENGINE PROBABLY FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. PERSONNEL AT THE WRECKAGE SITE REPORTED NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS. AFTER THE ENGINE FAILED, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE AIRPORT AND SELECTED A GRASS FIELD TO LAND IN. THE ACFT PASSED THROUGH A WIRE FENCE AND STRUCK A DITCH.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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