NTSB Identification: FTW84LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24842.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 05, 1984 in NOCONA, TX
Aircraft: BEECH B35, registration: N8843A
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 FLYING THE ACFT AFTER IT HAD BEEN PARKED FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS. THE ENG HAD BEEN CUTTING OUT DUE TO WATER IN THE TANKS, BUT HE THOUGHT THAT PROBLEM HAD BEEN CORRECTED. WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND, THE ENG BEGAN MISSING & LOST POWER. THE PLT TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMP, BUT THIS HAD NO EFFECT. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT THE ENG LOST POWER DUE TO WATER IN THE FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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