NTSB Identification: FTW87FA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34117.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 27, 1987 in WALL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: BEECH B-60, registration: N4314W
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT WAS DESTROYED DURING AN ATTEMPTED OFF AIRPORT EMERGENCY LANDING FOLLOWING A DUAL ENG FAILURE WHILE LEVELING OFF AT CRZ FLT. PLT STATED THAT LEFT ENG, THEN RIGHT ENG SURGED AND QUIT AS HE WAS LEVELING OFF AT 9000' MSL. AT THE TIME OF THE ENG FAILURES THE FUEL TOTALIZER WAS READING 60 GAL, BUT THE ACFT FUEL GAUGES WERE READING EMPTY. PLT BROKE OUT OF OVC AT 3500 MSL (ABOUT 1200' AGL) AND WAS UNABLE TO FIND A SUITABLE CLEAR AREA TO LAND BEFORE COMMITTING TO AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN TREES. GEAR WAS DOWN, FLAPS WERE UP AND NEITHER ENG WAS FEATHERED AT IMPACT. PLT STATED THAT HE KNEW HE WAS OUT OF GAS WHEN BOTH ENGS QUIT AND THAT HE DID NOT ATTEMPT AN AIR START.

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:

REFUELING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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