Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2003 Issue

July 24, Livermore, Calif. / Beech Bonanza

At 1054 Pacific time, a Beech V35B lost engine power and was damaged in the resulting forced landing near Livermore. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said he departed San Jose at 7 a.m. with 60 gallons of fuel on board and flew to Reno, Nev., via Freso, Calif. He then left Reno without refueling and was returning to San Jose. The engine lost power in cruise flight and he was unable to get the engine to restart using the fuel selector and boost pumps. During recovery, the airplane was found to have 7 ounces of fuel in the left tank and 9.5 gallons in the right tank. The fuel selector was found in the OFF position. The engine ran with no anomalies after recovery....

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