NTSB Identification: CHI84LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22718.
Accident occurred Monday, December 19, 1983 in COVINGTON, IN
Aircraft: BEECH BE-77, registration: N3706W
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 MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A HIGHWAY WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT AFTER LESS THAN AN HOUR OF FLIGHT TIME FOLLOWING DEPARTURE. THE WINGS WERE DAMAGED DURING THE LANDING. AFTER THE ACCIDENT AN FAA MAINTENANCE INSPECTOR OPENED BOTH MAIN TANK DRAINS AND DRAINED ONLY 1/3 OF A PINT OF FUEL FROM BOTH TANKS. THE FUEL LINES AND CARBURETOR CONTAINED NO FUEL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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