ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43025
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:04-AUG-1982
Time:1730
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 95-B55
Owner/operator:Watkins & Sons Aviation
Registration: N1UR
C/n / msn: TC1562
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palo Verde, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arlington, AZ
Destination airport:Buckeye, AZ
Narrative:
THE ACFT TOOK OFF FROM A ROAD NEAR THE PLT'S HOME. IT WAS OBSERVED TO GO AROUND A PICKUP TRUCK PARKED ALONGSIDE THE ROAD & THEN LIFT OFF. THE ACFT CLIMBED, TURNED RIGHT BRIEFLY & THEN WENT WINGS LEVEL. IT THEN STARTED A RIGHT DESCENDING TURN INTO THE GROUND. THE RIGHT PROPELLER HAD ONLY A FEW LIGHT NICKS ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE BLADES. THE RIGHT ENG FUEL SELECTOR HANDLE & VALVE WERE IN AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION BETWEEN THE MAIN & AUX TANK, PARTIALLY EXPOSING THE AUX TANK LINE. ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS OBSERVED IN THE RIGHT WING MAIN TANK. THE RIGHT WING AUX TANK WAS FILLED WITH APPROXIMATELY 30 GALS WATER & A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS OBSERVED FLOATING ON THE WATER. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03688


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