Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2012 Issue

November 17, 2011, Ulysses, Penn., Beech 95-C55 Baron

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1619 Eastern time during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power. The airline transport pilot and three passengers were seriously injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was in cruise flight at 8000 feet msl when the pilot requested a descent to 6000 feet due to turbulence and rime icing. The pilot then switched both engines from auxiliary to main fuel tanks. Shortly, the left engine began to surge.

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