NTSB Identification: NYC89LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38515.
Accident occurred Monday, January 16, 1989 in BRIDGEPORT, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1991
Aircraft: BEECH S-35, registration: N6829Q
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.
WHILE PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS AFTER AN IFR FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING AN OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING. THE PILOT SAID THAT HE WAS OPERATING ON THE RIGHT TANK, WHICH, WHEN EXAMINED BY THE FAA CONTAINED 1-2 GALLONS OF FUEL; THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED 30 GALS. A POST-ACCIDENT ENGINE RUN-UP DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE IMPROPER FUEL SELECTOR POSITION AND LOSS OF POWER TO THE ENGINE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.
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