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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3395
Last updated: 23 December 2020
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Date:25-OCT-1969
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:
Registration: N2817V
C/n / msn: D-219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thomasville, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
drg attempt return to airport aircraft struck trees aprx 1/4mile short of field.No fuel found in l tank.

(Added 7/18/2017): The aircraft was normally based at the Valdosta Municipal Airport. Initial departure point was same. Later second-hand verbal account of the cause was that when the pilot tried to change fuel tanks via the selector valve, the engagement slot jumped it's connection and did not fully switch to the other fuel tank. Resultant fuel starvation prompted the attempted return to the Thomasville Georgia airport. Upon hitting the trees, The pilot's seat position bore the major force of impact and he was killed.


Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jul-2017 07:14 jaylawbird Updated [Nature, Narrative]

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