NTSB Identification: CHI84FA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23120.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 26, 1983 in CAIRO, IL
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N9002Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 ACFT DOVE INTO THE GROUND NOSE FIRST FROM A 90 DEGREE BANK SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY WITNESSESTO TAKE OFF SLOWLY 'WITH ABOUT 1/2 POWER' BEING USED. THE CLIMB WAS SLOW AND AT 300-400 FT THE ACFT TURNED LEFT WITH THELANDING GEAR STILL DOWN. WITNESSES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE HEARD THE ENGINE SPUTTER. WHEN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED A 2ND TIMETHE ACFT TURNED LEFT WITH SOME LOSS OF ALTITUDE. WHILE IN THIS TURN 'THE WING DIPPED DOWN SUDDENLY' TO ABOUT A 90 DEGREEBANK ANGLE. THE ACFT DOVE TO THE GROUND AND EXPLODED. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR NEAR THE RIGHT FUEL TANK POSITION. THE VALVE WAS OPEN ONLY PART WAY AND DURING TESTING THIS INTERFERED WITH FUEL FLOW AND AFFECTED THE ABILITY OF THE FUEL PUMP TO SUPPRESS VAPOR FORMATION.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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