NTSB Identification: SEA83LA004
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 08, 1982 in FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/08/1983
Aircraft: BEECH J35, registration: N3053C
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.

WHILE ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ENGINE WAS SLOW TO ACCELERATE, AND JUST PRIOR TO ROTATION, IT COUGHED AND SPUTTERED. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABANDONED, BUT THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT PENETRATED THE PERIMETER FENCE AND CAME TO REST IN A POND. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL CONTAMINATION OR MECHANICAL FAILURE. HOWEVER, THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND TO BE SLIGHTLY MIS-POSITIONED TO WHERE IT WOULD RESTRICT FUEL FLOW. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE FAILED WHILE HE WAS ABORTING.

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:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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