NTSB Identification: LAX84FA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23117.
Accident occurred Friday, November 25, 1983 in ONTARIO, CA
Aircraft: BEECH J-35, registration: N8337D
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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 FORCED LANDED IN A VINEYARD WHERE THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE FLT STATED THAT CLIMBING THROUGH 5000 FT MSL THE POWER WENT TO IDLE AND THEN TO ZERO. ALL FUEL TANKS WERE FILLED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE & THE LEFT MAIN TANK WAS SELECTED FOR TAKEOFF AND NEVER CHANGED. WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE MAIN TANKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED NO PRE-IMPACT FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT. WRECKAGE EXAMINATION SHOWED NO ENGINE POWER WAS BEING DEVELOPED AT IMPACT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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