NTSB Identification: MKC86LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29148.
Accident occurred Friday, December 27, 1985 in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Aircraft: BEECH M35, registration: N9730R
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 ACFT MADE A GEAR-UP FORCED LNDG OFF THE ARPT AFTER A LOSS OF POWER DURING A BUSINESS FLT. THE ACFT HAD ONLY BEEN AIRBORNE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED THAT THE ACFT FUEL WAS CONTAMINATED WITH WATER.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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