NTSB Identification: MIA86LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30715.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 1986 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Aircraft: BEECH B95A, registration: N951Q
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 IN COMMAND DID NOT ASSURE THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR FOR THE LEFT ENGINE WAS SELECTED AND IN THE DETENT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. ON THE INITIAL CLIMB THE FUEL SELECTOR MOVED SLIGHTLY AND THE LEFT ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE PILOT THEN DID NOT EXECUTE THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND LEFT THE LANDING GEAR DOWN AND DID NOT FEATHER THE LEFT PROPELLER. THE PILOT THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND CRASHED INTO THE WATER.

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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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