NTSB Identification: MKC82FA075
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 09, 1982 in SMITHVILLE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1983
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N1877L
Injuries: 3 Serious,2 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.

THE PLT REPORTED A LOSS OF POWER & UNABLE TO REACH THE ARPT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING THE FORCED LANDING & THEN LANDED HARD, GEAR UP, IN A FARMYARD. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS FULL & THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE LEFT TANK. THE FUEL SYSTEM CONTAINED ABOUT ONE OUNCE OF FUEL.

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 TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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