NTSB Identification: FTW84LA309.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25157.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 12, 1984 in MCALESTER, OK
Aircraft: Beech C-45-H, registration: N399V
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.

ABOUT 40 MILES FROM MCALESTER ARPT, THE LT ENG LOST PWR & WAS SHUTDOWN. WHILE ATTEMPTING A PRECAUTIONARY LDG AT THE ARPTTHE RT ENG LOST ALL PWR. WHILE MAKING AN EMERGENCY DESCENT THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO STRETCH THE GLIDE. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES 300 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE'S FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT THE FUEL INLET SCREENS WERE BLOCKED WITH PARTICULATE & BIOLOGICAL COMTAMINANTS. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOW ONLY THREE HRS DURING THE PAST TWO OR MORE YRS & ITS FUEL TANKS HAD NOT BEEN DRAINED OR CLEANED DURING THAT TIME.

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:

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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