NTSB Identification: MKC84LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22821.
Accident occurred Friday, December 30, 1983 in GRIMES, IA
Aircraft: BEECH BE-23, registration: N9225S
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 AFTER ENGINE FAILURE DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO AND THE ENGINE QUIT AS HE APPROACHED DES MOINES. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE FAILED AND THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN AN OPEN FIELD. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SHOWED NO SIGNS OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION TO THE ACFT. THE ACFT HAD ADEQUATE FUEL ABOARD FOR CONTINUED FLT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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