NTSB Identification: DEN84FA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25493.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 28, 1984 in RANGELY, CO
Aircraft: BEECH 65-A90, registration: N114CW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF ON A LEFT DOWNWIND DEPARTURE, A POWER LOSS ON BOTH ENGINES OCCURRED. BOTH MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A MUDDY SAGEBRUSH COVERED FIELD. THE PLT HAD REFUELED THE ACFT & HAD FAILED TO DRAIN THE FUEL STORAGE TANK & ACFT FUEL TANKS BEFORE TAKEOFF. FUEL THAT WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED IT WAS A MIXTURE OF FUEL, WATER & PARTICLES THAT RESEMBLED RUST. FUEL EXTRACTED FROM THE STORAGE TANK INTO A 5 GAL BUCKET CONTAINED RUST PARTICLES, & WHEN MEASURED, CONTAINED 12 INCHES OF WATER & 1 INCH OF FUEL.

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

REFUELING..IMPROPER

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..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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