NTSB Identification: LAX85LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27610.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1985 in LOS ALAMITOS, CA
Aircraft: BEECH B 90, registration: N444SR
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.

THE ACFT SIMULTANEOUSLY LOST PWR IN BOTH ENGINES AFTER THE LEFT FUEL PUMP FAILED. THE FUEL SYSTEM AUTOMATICALLY WENT TO X-FEED AND THEN THE RIGHT FUEL PUMP FAILED. BOTH ENGINES QUIT SIMULTANEOUSLY AFTER SURGING. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO LOCATEAN UNLIGHTED RWY AND MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A CITY STREET.DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE THE ACFT STRUCK SOME TREES, A PWR POLE AND PWR LINES. A SMALL AMT OF FUEL SPILLED AND NONE REMAINED ABOARD THE ACFT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE TOOK OFF KNOWING THAT THE WING TANKS WERE EMPTY AND FAILED TO VISUALLY INSPECT OR DIP THE NACELLE TANKS. TESTS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A SHORT IN THE LEFT NACELLE FUEL GAUGE.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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