NTSB Identification: NYC84FHM04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25582.
Accident occurred Friday, December 30, 1983 in FARMINGDALE, NJ
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N37123
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT 'AT 450 MSL FUEL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO. THE PLT VERIFIED THE BOOST PUMP WAS ON, THEN THE ENG QUIT.HE LOWERED THE NOSE, SWITCHED FUEL TANKS. HE COULD NOT MAKE RUNWAY AND SAW CLEARING TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING THE ACFT BACKFIRE, TURN, AND PLUNGE TO THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO CONDITION WHICH WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO AN ENG FAILURE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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