NTSB Identification: LAX83LA007
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in SANTA ANA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: BEECH A36TC, registration: N66909
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER AFTER HE HAD RAISED THE GEAR DURING TAKEOFF. HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO AVOID A STALL AND LANDED GEAR-UP AT AND OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. REPORTEDLY, TOWER PERSONNEL OBSERVED BLACK SMOKE TRAILING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGINE COWLING. THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER, A RATED PILOT, REPORTED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE NEEDLE WAS PEGGED TO THE HIGH LIMIT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE FUEL FLOW NEEDLE HAD GONE FROM THE 6 O'CLOCK POSITION (36 GPH) TO ABOUT THE 10 TO 11 O'CLOCK POSITION. THERE WAS A HISTORY OF FUEL PRESSURE DISCREPANCIES. THREE FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENTS WERE DOCUMENTED IN THE AIRCRAFT LOGBOOKS. A CHECK OF THE FUEL PUMP REVEALED DISCREPANCIES IN THE FUEL PRESSURE AND FUEL FLOW, BUT THESE INVOLVED LOW OUTPUT RATHER THAN HIGH OUTPUT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


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