NTSB Identification: FTW83LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21285.
Accident occurred Friday, January 07, 1983 in CANADIAN, TX
Aircraft: Beech B35, registration: N8849A
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING ROLLOUT AFTER A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING ENGINE POWER LOSS ON FINAL APPROACH. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS ONE AND A HALF MILES OUT ON FINAL AT 200 FT AGL WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. HE WAS OPERATING ON THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK. HE SWITCHED TO LEFT TANK AND WORKED THE WOBBLE PUMP. THE ENGINE STARTED BUT QUIT AGAIN. HE SWITCHED BACKTO THE RIGHT TANK AND AGAIN OPERATED THE WOBBLE PUMP. THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESTART. A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWED. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION BY THE OWNER SHOWED THE LEFT MAIN FUEL TANK WAS HALF FULL, THE RIGHT MAIN WAS EMPTY AND THE RIGHT TIP TANK HAD ABOUT 12 GALLONS IN IT. DURING POST ACCIDENT OPERATION THE WOBBLE PUMP FAILED TO PRODUCE PRESSURE ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT. ON THE 2ND TRY IT PRODUCED NORMAL PRESSURE AND THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY. ALSO BOTH ELECTRIC FUEL TRANSFER PUMPS OPERATED NORMALLY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..ERRATIC

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