NTSB Identification: NYC89LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38085.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 26, 1988 in NORWOOD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 60, registration: N8PX
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT HAD JUST CLIMBED TO 2500 FEET WHEN THE RIGHT ENGINE STARTED TO SPUTTER. WHEN HE PLACED THE FUEL SELECTOR IN CROSSFEED, BOTH ENGINES QUIT. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN A FIELD LEADING TO SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE NOSE, WINGS, AND TAIL SECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT. A POST CRASH INSPECTION OF FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE TANKS OR THE FUEL METERING UNITS FOR EITHER ENGINE. THE PLT STATED AFTER THE ACCD THAT THE LAST TIME HE REFUELED THE ACFT WAS SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE AND THAT IT HAD BEEN FLOWN SEVERAL TIMES SINCE ITS LAST REFUELING.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..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



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