NTSB Identification: ATL83FA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23053.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 05, 1983 in PEACHTREE CITY, GA
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9234S
Injuries: 4 Serious.

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 ENG LOST POWER SHORTLY AFTER THE PLT WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS BADLY DAMAGED DURING A LANDING IN AN AREA OF RELATIVELY SMALL TREES & BRUSH. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THERE WAS WATER IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK & CARBURETOR. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED TO THE LEFT FUEL TANK & THE RIGHT TANK WAS EMPTY. HOWEVER, BOTH FUEL TANKS WERE DAMAGED DURING THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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