NTSB Identification: LAX83LA046
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 18, 1982 in FAIR OAKS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/1983
Aircraft: BEECH G35, registration: N218B
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL AFTER THE PILOT HAD RAISED THE GEAR. REPORTEDLY, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT TIME TO EXTEND THE GEAR, SO A WHEELS-UP LANDING WAS MADE ON THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE RUNWAY. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A STRAINER IN THE CARBURETOR WAS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS CLOGGED WITH A FINE LINT-LIKE MATERIAL ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUEL TANK LINER.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..DETERIORATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


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