NTSB Identification: SEA85LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27917.
Accident occurred Monday, May 13, 1985 in OWYHEE RESERV., ID
Aircraft: Beech H-35, registration: N5425D
Injuries: 2 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 FLT DEPARTED FROM BOISE, IDAHO, ON THE LEFT MAIN FUEL TANK. FIFTEEN MINUTES INTO THE FLT THE PLT SWITCHED TO THE LEFT AUXILIARY TANK. SEVERAL MINUTES LATER, THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATING DISPITE THE PLTS SWITCHING BACK TO THE LEFT MAIN FUEL TANK. AN ENGINE RESTART WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. DUE TO VERY ROUGH TERRAIN, THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ALONG A RIVER BANK WHERE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS DONE. NO REASON FOR THE ENGINE FAILURE COULD BE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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