NTSB Identification: SEA83LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20651.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 25, 1983 in WENDLING, OR
Aircraft: BEECH V35-TC, registration: N7980M
Injuries: 1 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 TREES AND DENSE BRUSH DURING AN OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING IN IMC WEATHER. ACCORDING TO THE PILOTHE WAS ABOUT 10 MINUTES INTO A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT AT 4000 FEET MSL WHEN FUEL PRESSURE DROPPED AND HE LOST ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT SWITCHED TANKS, CHECKED CIRCUIT BREAKERS, MAGNETOS AND HIGH BOOST FUEL PUMP. THE ENGINE DID NOT RESTARTTHE PILOT DESCENDED THROUGH THE OVERCAST AND BROKE OUT AT 500 FEET AGL. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL TREES AND A CONCRETE BLOCK BEFORE COMING TO REST IN DEEP BRUSH. ENGINE TEARDOWN SHOWED BOOST PUMPS INOPERATIVE, THE MAIN FUEL LINE WAS LOOSE AT THE FIREWALL AND THE FUEL SCREEN HAS SOME DEBRIS IN IT. THE THROTTLE CONTROL ASSEMBLY WAS FOUND TO BE LEAKING PAST THE SHAFT O RING INTO THE INTAKE AREA.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..DISCONNECTED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER..LEAK

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