NTSB Identification: NYC87LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34241.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 24, 1987 in BABYLON, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 95-A55, registration: N9555Y
Injuries: 4 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 BEECH BARON HAD BEEN CRUISING AT ALTITUDE FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS WHEN IT STARTED A DESCENT WITH THE OAT WELL BELOW FREEZING. DURING THE DESCENT THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE. THE PILOT TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMPS TO HIGH AND STILL THE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE DID NOT RESPOND. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A WIDE ROAD, THE AIRCRAFT CLIPPED A GUARD RAIL, SPUN AROUND AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE PILOT AND THREE PASSENGERS ESCAPED UNINJURED. INVESTIGATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM SHOWED WATER IN BOTH FUEL MANIFOLDS. A SMALL PIECE OF ICE WAS FOUND IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIGHT FUEL STRAINER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DRAINED THE MAIN FUEL TANK DRAIN AND THE CROSSFEED DRAIN. THE AUXILIARY FUEL TANK DRAIN AND THE FUEL STRAINER DRAINS WERE NOT DRAINED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..ICE

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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