NTSB Identification: FTW84LA407.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27032.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 1984 in DALLAS, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55, registration: N5702V
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 ACFT RECEIVED SUBST DAMAGE DURING AN EMERG LANDING AFTER LOSS OF POWER IN BOTH LEFT & RIGHT ENGINES. THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT IN A RIVER BED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS. THE ACFT WAS SERVICED WITH 10 GALS OF 100LL PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AND THE PLT STATED HE HAD ABOUT 64 GALS IN THE ACFT BEFORE LEAVING HOUSTON. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE FUEL GAGES WERE INDICATING APRX ONE-HALF FULL WHEN ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED. WHEN THE WRECKAGE WAS REMOVED FROM THE RIVER BED A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS OBSERVED IN THE FUEL TANKS. NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE TANKS WAS OBSERVED.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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