NTSB Identification: ATL84FA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25963.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 17, 1984 in CHESAPEAKE, VA
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N934
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT WAS BEING FLOWN ON A TEST FLT AFTER A NEW FUEL PUMP HAD BEEN INSTALLED. WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF, THE ENG STOPPED. THE PLT RESTARTED THE ENG & SUBSEQUENTLY PERFORMED A TAKEOFF. WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT CLIMB TO ABOUT 500 FT AGL & BEGIN A TURN ONTO THE X-WIND LEG. THE TURN STEEPENED & THE PLT TURN BACK TOWARD THE ARPT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT DESCENDED, CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA & BURNED. THE ACFT WAS DEMOLISHED BY IMPACT & FIRE. NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS VERIFIED DURING AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


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