NTSB Identification: LAX84LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24379.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 25, 1984 in LAKE CASITAS, CA
Aircraft: BEECH 60, registration: N300SF
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT WAS TOLD BY HIS COMPANY TO DELIVER THE RECENTLY SOLD ACFT TO ITS NEW OWNER. DURING THE FLT, AN INTERMEDIATE STOPWAS MADE, BUT NO FUEL WAS ADDED BECAUSE THE PLT BELIEVED HE HAD ENOUGH FUEL. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED ABOUT 20 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTURE. ONLY A COUPLE OF OUNCES OF FUEL WAS FOUND ABOARD THE ACFT AND NO FUEL STAINS OR LEAKS WERE NOTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED THAT THERE WAS APRX 50 GAL ON EACH SIDE JUST BEFORE THE ENGS STARTED SURGING & LOSING POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A MUDDY FIELD, THE ACFT NOSED OVER AS IT CAME TO REST INA RAVINE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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