NTSB Identification: ATL85LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27653.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 09, 1985 in NEW ALBANY, MS
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N6088S
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

PIC HAD 1/2 HOUR CHECK-OUT IN A-36 BUT OVER 3900 TOTAL FLIGHT HOURS. HIS 14 HOURS IN THIS ACFT WAS CROSS COUNTRY FLYING. HE STATED THAT THE FUEL WAS KEPT EVENLY DIDTRIBUTED BY SWITCHING THE FUEL SELECTOR BETWEEN TANKS DURING THE NEARLY THREE HOUR FLIGHT. THE PIC/CFI COMMENTED THAT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT IT SOUNDED LIKE FUEL STARVATION. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE UNDAMAGED FUEL SYSTEM AND INSTRUMENT PANEL SHOWED 15 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT TANK, 0 IN THE LEFT, FUEL SELECTOR ON THE RIGHT TANK, & THE AUXILIARY FUEL BOOST PUMP OFF-PILOT'S HANDBOOK CALLS FOR AUXILIARY PUMP 'ON' WITH LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DURING FLIGHT.

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:

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..NOT SELECTED..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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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