NTSB Identification: MKC86LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30896.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 20, 1986 in MARSHALL, MO
Aircraft: BEECH M-35, registration: N9726R
Injuries: 4 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 PILOT STATED THAT ALL THE TANKS WERE FULL WHEN HE DEPARTED SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS AND HE FLEW EN ROUTE FOR ONE HOUR ON THE LEFT TANK AND THIRTY MINUTES ON THE AUXILIARY TANK. THE AIRCRAFT PERFORMED ROUTINELY EN ROUTE AND DURING LETDOWN TO THE MARSHALL AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERN WHERE, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE SWITCHED BACK TO THE LEFT MAIN TANK. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE PILOT FURTHER STATED, HE FELT A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND COULD NOT GET A RESTART AND HE RAISED THE FLAPS TO INCREASE THE GLIDING DISTANCE BUT THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT ON A CULTIVATED PLOT INSIDE THE AIRPORT BETWEEN THE PERIMETER AND THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK WAS FULL AND THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY AND ALSO THAT THE AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM OPERATED NORMALLY.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..SWITCHED OFF


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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