NTSB Identification: SEA82DA166
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 17, 1982 in YAKIMA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/17/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9218S
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON THE LAST LEG OF A FLIGHT FROM CALIFORNIA TO YAKIMA, WASHINGTON. IT HAD NOT BEEN REFUELED DURING A STOP AT GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON. WHILE DESCENDING TOWARD YAKIMA, THE PILOT REPORTED TO THE TOWER THAT HE WAS OUT OF FUEL. DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A COW PASTURE, THE AIRCRAFT BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN AFTER CROSSING A DITCH, THEN COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. WING AND VERTICAL STABILIZER DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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