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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38959
Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1986
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft D50 Twin Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N666GK
C/n / msn: DH-94
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Santa Rosa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Oakland, CA (OAK)
Destination airport:Santa Rosa, CA (001)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT, WHO WAS THE MECHANIC FOR THE ACFT & WHO POSSESSED FAA INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION, WAS FAMILIAR WITH THIS ACFT AND HAD FLOWN IT THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT FAILED TO REFUEL THE ACFT AFTER MAKING TWO ADDITIONAL FLTS. THE MAIN FUEL TANK GAGES WERE REPORTEDLY ACCURATE. ON THE RETURN LEG OF THE PLT'S LAST FLT, AS THE ACFT APPROACHED THE DESTINATION airport, BOTH ENGINES LOST POWER. THE PLT TURNED THE ACFT TOWARD THE airport AND THE RIGHT ENG SUDDENLY OBTAINED FUEL AND MOMENTARILY PRODUCED POWER. THE ACFT WAS BELOW VMC AT THE TIME. THE ACFT ROLLED LEFT, ACQUIRED A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE AND CONTROL WAS LOST. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED TO THE TERRAIN AND CRASHED ABOUT 1000 YARDS FROM THE ARPT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010110X00190


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
31-Dec-2018 22:35 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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