FTW96LA093
FTW96LA093

On January 14, 1996, at 1330 central standard time, a Beech 35-A33, N1111Z, registered to a private owner and operated by Ray's Flying Service, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of power during a go around at Weiser Air Park, Houston, Texas. The private pilot and his three passengers were not injured. The aircraft was being operated under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal cross country flight that originated near Matagorda, Texas, at 1230.

According to the pilot, while landing on runway 27, he experienced a gust of wind that caused the airplane to deviate from the centerline. The pilot elected to perform a go around. About 200 feet AGL, the engine lost power. The pilot reported he attempted a restart, but was unsuccessful. He executed a forced landing to a field. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted the curb of an access road separating the landing gear from the fuselage. The airplane came to rest about 1/4 mile beyond the departure end of runway 27.

The FAA inspector reported that when he arrived on the scene of the accident, an inspection of the airplane revealed the right fuel tank was full, and the left fuel tank contained no usable fuel. Further inspection revealed that the fuel selector was in the right tank position. The propeller, flaps, and wing leading edges were all damaged. The engine damage was such that an engine run was not performed.

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