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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38571
Last updated: 4 August 2019
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Date:09-JUN-1987
Time:19:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N39JB
C/n / msn: D-8659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:El Paso, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(ELP)
Destination airport:Santa Teresa, NM (5T6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACFT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE PWR LOSS SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK A HOUSE DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING. NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. EVIDENCE DID INDICATE THAT ONE TANK WAS EITHER DRY OR WAS UNPORTED DURING THE DEPARTURE TURN. RADAR DATA INDICATED THAT ACFT WAS IN A LEFT TURN IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE PWR LOSS. FIRE DAMAGE PATTERN INDICATED AT LEAST RESIDUAL FUEL ON BOARD AT TIME OF IMPACT. PLT, WHO WAS ALSO AN A&P MECHANIC, STATED TO ATC THAT HE WAS 'APPARENTLY' OUT OF GAS' AND THAT HE COULD NOT GET THE ENG RESTARTED. PLT HAD RECENTLY BEEN ADMONISHED BY AN INSTRUCTOR FOR NOT TAXIING OUT AND TAKING OFF ON THE FULLEST TANK. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31192


Images:


Timberwolf Dr.El Paso Texas June 9, 1987

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Jan-2016 20:40 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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