NTSB Identification: LAX83FVM02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 20, 1982 in HOLLISTER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1983
Aircraft: BEECH F17D, registration: N19473
Injuries: 1 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 ENG QUIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF & THE ACFT LANDED IN AN ORCHARD. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON THE EMPTY FUSELAGE TANK. THE LEFT WING AUXILLARY TANK WAS EMPTY & THE RIGHT WING AUXILLARY TANK WAS APPROXIMATELY FULL.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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