NTSB Identification: DEN84LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24411.
Accident occurred Monday, April 30, 1984 in MOAB, UT
Aircraft: BEECH F35, registration: N3366C
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT DECIDED TO LAND THE ACFT BACK ON THE RWY TO AVOID ROUGH TERRAIN BEYOND THE END. THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR UP. DURING AN INVESTIGATION, FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE MAIN TANKS & THE RIGHT AUXILIARY TANK, BUT NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR OR RETURN LINE TO THE TANKS. THE LEFT AUXILIARY TANK WAS EMPTY. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE LEFT MAIN TANK FOR TAKEOFF. HE SAID THAT AFTER THE ENG BEGAN SPUTTERING, HE REPOSITIONED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO THE AUXILIARY POSITION & OPERATED THE HAND WOBBLE PUMP, BUT POWER WAS NOT RESTORED. PROPELLER STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND ON THE RWY & THE PROP BLADES HAD STRIATION MARKS. A FIBROUS MATERIAL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT AUXILIARY TANK, BUT NO CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR OR CARBURETOR SCREEN. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE ENG WAS STARTED & OPERATED NORMALLY. THE ACFT WAS PLACARDED TO WARN THAT THE AUXILIARY TANKS WERE FOR USE IN LEVEL FLT ONLY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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