NTSB Identification: LAX86FA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32869.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 08, 1986 in SANTA ROSA, CA
Aircraft: BEECH D-50, registration: N666GK
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 PLT, WHO WAS THE MECHANIC FOR THE ACFT & WHO POSSESSES FAA INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION, WAS FAMILIAR WITH THIS ACFT AND HAD FLOWN IT THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT FAILED TO REFUEL THE ACFT AFTER MAKING TWO ADDITIONAL FLTS. THE MAIN FUEL TANK GAGES WERE REPORTEDLY ACCURATE. ON THE RETURN LEG OF THE PLT'S LAST FLT, AS THE ACFT APPROACHED THE DESTINATION ARPT, BOTH ENGINES LOST POWER. THE PLT TURNED THE ACFT TOWARD THE ARPT AND THE RIGHT ENG SUDDENLY OBTAINED FUEL AND MOMENTARILY PRODUCED POWER. THE ACFT WAS BELOW VMC AT THE TIME. THE ACFT ROLLED LEFT, ACQUIRED A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE AND CONTROL WAS LOST. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED TO THE TERRAIN AND CRASHED ABOUT 1000 YARDS FROM THE ARPT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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