NTSB Identification: MIA89LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37955.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 16, 1988 in BRANDON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N2255N
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.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT HE DIVERTED TO AN ALTERNATE ARPT DUE TO FOG AT HIS DESTN. WHILE EN ROUTE AT APRX 2000 FT MSL, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT SAID HE REPOSITIONED THE FUEL SELECTOR & TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMP, BUT HIS ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENG WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DURING THE LNDG ROLL, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE RGT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY, BUT THE LEFT TANK STILL CONTAINED APRX 18 GAL OF FUEL. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS FOUND. THE ENG WAS STARTED AFTER THE ACDNT & IT RAN NORMALLY TO 900 RPM, BUT WAS NOT OPERATED ABOVE THAT SPEED DUE TO A BENT PROP. MED CERT WAS DATED 5/19/86.

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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