NTSB Identification: MIA89LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37690.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: BEECH V35A, registration: N8076R
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 STATED THAT APRX 15 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, THE ENG QUIT COMPLETELY & HE WAS UNABLE TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE ARPT. WHILE ATTEMPTING A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD, HE LANDED NOSE DOWN, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, AND THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY DUE TO DAMAGE INCURRED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE, AND THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY WITH NO DAMAGE TO THE FUEL LINES FROM THE TANK TO THE ENG. FIVE GALLONS OF FUEL WAS ADDED TO THE SYSTEM AND THE ENGINE STARTED AND WAS RUN FOR APRX 3 MINUTES. POST ACC EXAM SHOWED THE FUEL GAUGES TO BE INACCURATE.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL QUANTITY FLOAT/SENSOR..FALSE INDICATION

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