LAX96LA101
LAX96LA101

On January 27, 1996, at 1201 hours Pacific standard time, a Boeing A75, N1359N, collided with a fence and terrain while making a forced landing adjacent to the Barstow-Daggett Airport, Barstow, California. The airplane sustained substantial damage, and the pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The personal flight originated from Chino, California, at 1145 on the day of the accident.

The pilot stated that he had taken off from the Chino airport and was en route to Las Vegas, Nevada, with a planned fuel stop at Barstow-Daggett. On departure, the airplane had been topped off, for a total of 46 gallons of fuel in both tanks. As he descended to 8,500 feet mean sea level, about 5 to 8 miles from the airport, the airplane's engine lost power and stopped operating. The pilot attempted to restart the engine by leaning the mixture, switching the magnetos off and on, and by priming the engine. The engine briefly started, but it stopped running after a few seconds.

According to the pilot, he initially considered making an off-airport landing. However, after gliding over Interstate Highway 40 and several power lines, he believed that he could reach the airport. The airplane crashed into the airport's perimeter fence and nosed over about 100 yards from the runway.

The pilot further reported that his airplane was equipped with a gravity fed fuel system. At the time of the accident, he estimated 23 gallons of fuel remained in the airplane's tanks.

In the pilot's completed "Aircraft Accident Report," NTSB Form 6120.1/2, he indicated that he had used carburetor heat during the flight.

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