NTSB Identification: NYC82FA199
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1982 in TRENTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N18958
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING AN APPROACH TO THE MERCER COUNTY AIRPORT AT TRENTON, N.J., THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER AND LANDED OFF AIRPORT IN TREES. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED BETWEEN LEFT TANK AND OFF. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO FLY TO THE RUNWAY, BUT UNABLE. THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE WILL NOT OPERATE WITH THE SELECTOR IN THE POSITION IN WHICH IT WAS FOUND.

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

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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