On October 22, 1993, at 1000 mountain daylight time, a Beech A36TC, N321TJ, was substantially damaged during a forced landing approximately one quarter mile short of runway 26R at Pueblo Regional Airport, Pueblo, Colorado. The pilot and two passengers received minor injuries, and one passenger no injuries. No flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this personal flight which originated earlier in the day from Addison, Texas, with a fuel stop at Olathe, Kansas. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, while on approach to Pueblo, he noted that the fuel flow was abnormally high. This was followed by a complete engine power loss. The pilot said he went through emergency procedures; however, the engine failed to respond and he conducted a forced landing on rough terrain.
According to information supplied by the pilot, the flight departed Olathe with 132 gallons of fuel aboard. This was distributed with the mains being full and each tip tank containing approximately 10 gallons. The time airborne from Olathe was approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. According to performance data, the aircraft should have arrived in Pueblo with approximately 72 gallons aboard. How this fuel was distributed in the tanks is unknown.
Following the accident, the engine was removed and sent to the facilities of Continental Motors at Mobile, Alabama. The engine was mounted on a test cell with a club propeller and operated in a normal fashion.