NTSB Identification: LAX88LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34560.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 22, 1987 in CHINO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 35-A33, registration: N423T
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PILOT AND PASSENGER BOTH STATED THAT THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER DURING THE FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING. THE PASSENGER SWITCHED THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR FROM THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT TANK. THERE WAS NOT TIME TO ATTEMPT A RESTART. HE THEN RAISED THE LANDING GEAR SO THAT THE AIRCRAFT WOULD GLIDE FARTHER. THEY WERE UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE RUNWAY AND FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL PROBLEMS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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:

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..NOT SWITCHED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..EXHAUSTION

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