NTSB Identification: LAX85LA326.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29825.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 1985 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N7474N
Injuries: 5 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 PREPARING FOR AN AIR TAXI, SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT, THE PIC PERFORMED A PREFLIGHT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT & FAILED TO OBSERVE THAT THE RT MAIN FUEL TANK WAS NEARLY EMPTY. FIVE(5) MIN AFTER TAKEOFF THE RT ENG'S MAIN TANK FUEL SUPPLY WAS EXHAUSTED & THE ENG LOST ALL PWR. THE PLT FIRST ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG & THEN ATTEMPTED TO FEATHER IT. HE FAILED TO WINDMILL. UNABLE TO SUSTAIN FLIGHT, THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO TERRAIN FROM ITS CRUISE ALT OF 600 FT AGL.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PROPELLER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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