Accident Beechcraft D50 Twin Bonanza N666GK, Wednesday 8 January 1986
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 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
MSN: DH-94
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:6229 hours
Engine model:LYCOMING IGSO-540-A1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
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
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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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