NTSB Identification: CHI88FA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37659.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in ST CLAIR SHORES, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: BEECH TC-45J, registration: N10AS
Injuries: 1 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.
WHILE ENROUTE TO HOME BASE AFTER DELIVERY OF REVENUE CARGO, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER IN BOTH ENGINES DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT PERFORMED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND SET THE AIRCRAFT UP FOR A FORCED LANDING IN A GRASSY FIELD ON THE EDGE OF A LAKE. THE AIRCRAFT INITIALLY IMPACTED A TREE AND THE ROCKY BERM OF THE SHORELINE. THE CONTACT WITH THE BERM CAUSED THE LANDING GEAR TO BREAK OFF, THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED AROUND AND SKIDDED BACKWARDS BEFORE COMING TO A REST ABOUT 150 FEET FROM THE LAKESHORE. POST ACC INVEST REVEALED LESS THAN 2 GALLONS OF FUEL IN EACH WING TANK.
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:PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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