NTSB Identification: FTW87LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34192.
Accident occurred Friday, July 24, 1987 in RICHWOOD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N470MC
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 ACFT IMPACTED A TREE AFTER A FORCED LANDING TO A FIELD NEAR RICHWOOD, TEXAS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS ON FINAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE RIGHT TANK AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED APPROXIMATELY 12 GALLONS OF FUEL.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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