NTSB Identification: ANC83LA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 03, 1982 in QUINHAGAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 50, registration: N3582B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

LEFT ENGINE LOST POWER AFTER TAKEOFF. PILOT FEATHERED LEFT ENGINE AND RETURNED TO RUNWAY ON ONE ENGINE. SINCE HE WAS OVERSHOOTING HE ELECTED TO LAND ON GRASS WHEELS UP TO AVOID OVERRUN AND COLLISION WITH DITCH. THE FOLLOWING DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND: EXHAUST VALVE LEAK #4 CYL; #1 CYL TOP PLUG GAP 0.000; #1 CYL LOWER IGNITION LEAD INTERNALLY SHORTED; #5 CYL SPARK PLUGS LOOSE; #2 CYL LOWER IGNITION LEAD SHIELD BROKEN & IGNITION WIRE EXPOSED; #4 CYL LOWER IGNITION LEAD CIGARETTE SPRING CUT & STRETCHED; #2,4 & 6 CYL UPPER IGNITION LEADS SHOWED OCCASIONAL OPEN; AND R/H MAG "P" LEAD INTERMITTENTLY GROUNDED INTERNALLY AT MAG CONNECTION.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM..INADEQUATE

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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