NTSB Identification: FTW82FRA18
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in LEAGUE CITY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: BEECH A36TC, registration: N1838F
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

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.

AT ABOUT 200 FT THE ENG ABRUPTLY QUIT. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG BY SWITCHING TANKS & TURNING THE BOOST PUMP ON. THE ACFT WAS LANDED GEAR UP IN AN OPEN FIELD ADJACENT TO THE RWY. JUST PRIOR TO THE ENG FAILURE THE PLT NOTICED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE WAS OFF THE GAUGE AT THE HIGH END. THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH DIRT & TORN SEAL EMBEDDED IN THE VALVE BORE. THIS CONTAMINATION COULD CAUSE A STICKING OF THE VALVE WHICH WOULD PRODUCE ERRATIC FUEL FLOW.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..ERRATIC

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..PRESSURE EXCESSIVE


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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