NTSB Identification: MIA89LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37715.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1988 in TAMPA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N4553V
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE PLT STATED THE ACFT WAS TOPPED WITH 30 GALS OF AUTO FUEL PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR THE OPEN HOUSE AT MCDILL AFB. THE FLT TO MCDILL WAS NORMAL. BEFORE DEPARTURE, ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL SYSTEM DURING PREFLT INSPECTION. AT ABOUT 300 FT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE QUIT & THE PLT MADE A FORCED LDG INTO A FIELD WHERE THE RT WING OF THE ACFT HIT A POLE AS IT SLID ALONG ON THE BELLY. THE ENGINE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TEST-RUN SATISFACTORILY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE

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