NTSB Identification: LAX82FA085
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1982 in HURON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1983
Aircraft: BEECH BE-95-C55, registration: N491A
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.

FOLLOWING A BUSINESS TRIP THE PILOT DEPLANED TWO PASSENGERS AT A PRIVATE AIRPORT AND PROCEEDED TO TAKEOFF TO THE NORTH. WITNESSES JUDGED THE TAKEOFF RUN TO BE SHORT FOLLOWED BY A STEEP BANK AND CLIMB TO THE RIGHT. A MAXIMUM ESTIMATEDALTITUDE OF 250 FEET AGL WAS ATTAINED BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A FULL ROLL TO THE RIGHT AND PANCAKED INTO A PLOWED FIELD. THE LANDING GEAR AND FLAPS WERE NOT RAISED, NOR FOUND ON THE AUXILIARY TANK POSITIONS. MINIMAL QUANTITIES OF FUELWERE FOUND IN THE MAIN AND AUXILIARY TANKS.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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