NTSB Identification: MIA86FA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31151.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 05, 1986 in FORT PIERCE, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 65-90, registration: N58KA
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.

FLT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF POWER IN BOTH ENGINES DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE PILOTS FAILED TO OPERATE FUEL TRANSFER SWITCHES TO TRANSFER FUEL FROM THE WING TANKS INTO THE NACELLE TANKS WHICH FEED THE ENGINES. THE PILOT IN COMMAND HAD 16 TOTAL HOURS IN THE KING AIR AND HAD NOT BEEN TO A GROUND SCHOOL ON THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT SEATED IN THE LEFT SEAT HAD JUST RECEIVED HIS MULTIENGINE RATING AND WAS ON THE FLIGHT TO GAIN FLIGHT TIME. THIS PILOT HAD NO PREVIOUS FLIGHT TIME OR SCHOOLING ON THE KING AIR AIRCRAFT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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