NTSB Identification: MKC89LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39925.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 27, 1989 in STRONG, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/29/1991
Aircraft: BEECH V35, registration: N18307
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.
ABOUT 25 MILES FROM DESTINATION APT, THE PLT SAID THE ENGINE QUIT. HE SWITCHED FROM EMPTY LEFT TANK TO THE RIGHT TANK, WHICH STILL INDICATED 1/2 TO 3/4 FULL. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE, AND DUE TO HIS ALTITUDE OF 1500 AGL, ELECTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LDG. DURING THE LANDING ON A RURAL GRAVEL ROAD, THE ACFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PLT SAID THAT THE LEFT FUEL CELL BLADDER HAD BEEN REPLACED 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, DUE TO PREVIOUS LEAKS, BUT DOCUMENTATION OF THE REPLACEMENT WAS NOT FOUND BY THE INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITIES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FUEL STARVATION.
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