NTSB Identification: CHI84IA404.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26401.
Incident occurred Monday, September 24, 1984 in LAFAYETTE, IN
Aircraft: BEECH A36TC, registration: N305MM
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE LEVELED OFF AT 3000 FT MSL, THE AUX FUEL BOOST SWITCH WAS STILL ON, SO HE SWITCHED IT 'OFF.' WHEN THE SWITCH WAS TURNED OFF, THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN WITH A BIT OF VIBRATION, SO HE RETURNED THE SWITCH TO 'ON' & LEFT IT IN THAT POSITION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT. THE EN ROUTE PORTION OF THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL. DURING A DESCENT THRU 2300 FT, IN IFR CONDITIONS NEAR THE DESTINATION, THE ENG STOPPED RUNNING. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE OVERCAST AT A LOW ALT. THE PLT SAW A SUITABLE FIELD & LANDED, BUT THE ACFT RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. THE ENG OPERATED NORMALLY DURING A RUN-UP. NO REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER WAS IDENTIFIED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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