Preliminary Accident Reports

December 1999 Issue

Sept. 12, Carlisle, Pa. / Beech Sundowner

At about 17:10 EDT, a Beech A23 Sundowner was damaged in a forced landing in a field short of runway 28 in Carlisle. The two occupants were not injured. The pilot said he flew a visual approach to the runway, but traffic on the runway led him to make a go around. During the go around, the engine sputtered, but he flew a normal traffic pattern. While on final, the aircraft lost all power. The pilot said that after the landing, he moved the fuel selector from “Left” to “Off.” Investigators found that the left fuel tank was empty and the right fuel tank contained 18 gallons....

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