NTSB Identification: LAX87LA265.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35879.
Accident occurred Friday, July 10, 1987 in RIVERSIDE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: BEECH D18S, registration: N99CP
Injuries: 2 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 HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR SVRL YEARS & WAS ON A FLT TO FERRY IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION. WHILE CRUISING AT 7500', THE PLT DECIDED TO START USING AUX FUEL. SHORTLY AFTER MOVING THE FUEL SELECTORS TO THE AUX PSN, BOTH ENGS LOST POWER & WOULD NOT RESTART. THE PLT LANDED ON A ROAD, BUT THE WINGS STRUCK POSTS/MAILBOXES & THEN THE ACFT HIT A DIRT BANK. FUEL SAMPLES WERE TAKEN & A VISUAL EXAM REVEALED OBVIOUS CONTAMINATION & DISCOLORATION. THE ACFT HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ANNUAL INSPN JUST BEFORE THE FLT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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