NTSB Identification: LAX85FA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26992.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 11, 1984 in LAKEPORT, CA
Aircraft: BEECH G35, registration: N430WM
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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.

AT APRX 150 FT AGL THE ACFT'S LOST PWR & PLT MADE A TAIL FIRST HARD LANDING OFF SIDE OF RWY. ACFT SKIDDED 60 FT BEFORE STOPPING WHEN IT HIT A FENCE. FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND IN 'AUX' POSITION. PLT SAID HE TOOK OFF ON LEFT TANK AND WAS MOVING SELECTOR TO RT TANK WHEN ENGINE QUIT. ONLY 5 1/2 GALS OF FUEL REMAINED IN LEFT MAIN TANK. NO FUEL LINES WERE BROKEN. TAKEOFF IS PROHIBITED WITH LESS THEN 10 GALS OF FUEL IN EACH MAIN TANK. ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUN AFTER THE ACCIDENT. PLT WAS SWITCHING TANKS WITHOUT USING ELECTRIC BOOST PUMP.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

Index for Dec1984 | Index of months