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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37044
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Date:17-APR-1987
Time:13:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Richard Rosenthal
Registration: N721WW
C/n / msn: TJ-475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pleasantville, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Syracuse, NY (SRY)
Destination airport:White Plains, NY (HPN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT REPT HIS AUTO-PILOT WAS MALFUNCTIONING ON THE APCH AND HE WAS HAVING AILERON PROBLEMS. HE REPT A LOSS OF PWR, GOT THE ENG STARTED, AND THEN REPT A DOUBLE PWR LOSS. PRIOR TO DISAPPEARING FROM RADAR HE REPT THAT HE WAS STARTING ONE ENGINE. THE ACFT IMPACTED A HOUSE. THE 5 OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE ESCAPED, ONE WITH MINOR INJURIES. THE ACFT AND HOUSE WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN 2.2 HRS AFTER DEPARTING WITH 166 GALS OF USEABLE FUEL ON BOARD. NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE WAS FOUND FROM THE RT WING WHICH HAD BROKEN OPEN ON IMPACT WITH A TREE. THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE REPT HEARING AND FEELING THE CRASH AND OBSERVING A LIQUID RAINING DOWN FROM A COLLAPSED CEILING IN AN ADJACENT ROOM. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT FUEL SELECTORS WERE IN THE CROSSFEED POSITIONS. THE NORMAL POSITION FOR OPERATION IS THE ON POSITION. CROSSFEEDING OF FUEL IS RESTRICTED TO EMERGENCY USE IN LEVEL FLT ONLY. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30801


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]

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