NTSB Identification: ATL84LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23245.
Accident occurred Monday, October 17, 1983 in GREENSBORO, NC
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N38234
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 LOST POWER DURING THE CLIMB TO CRUISE. THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE FUEL SELECTORWAS ON THE EMPTY LEFT TANK. THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED 20 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE PLT DID NOT CHECK THE FUEL SELECTOR PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND DID NOT REFUEL THE ACFT. THE LAST RECORD OF FUELING WAS ON 9/20/83. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF FLTS OR FLT TIME SINCE THAT DATE. AFTER THE POWER LOSS THE PLT RECALLED TURNING ON THE BOOSTER PUMP BUT DOES NOT RECALL CHANGING THEFUEL SELECTOR. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE FUEL LINES BEING USED. THE ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUN AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..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:

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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