Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Beech A233A Musketeer, N5791V: Accident occurred April 05, 2016 in Wagoner, Oklahoma

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA177
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 05, 2016 in Hulbert, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: BEECH A23, registration: N5791V
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that about 5 hours into a night cross country flight the engine started running rough. He switched between the left and right fuel tanks several times, adjusted the mixture, but was unsuccessful in correcting the issue. The pilot further reported that he knew that he would not make it to the nearest airport, so he turned on his landing light and looked for a place to land. The pilot landed the airplane in a pond, and came to rest on the shore. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

A postaccident examination revealed that the right and left fuel tanks were empty.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's inadequate fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, and collision with terrain.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ok. (KTUL) - The FAA is investigating after a small plane made an emergency landing in Cherokee County.

The report came in around 1 a.m. about 12 miles north and 13 miles west of Tahlequah.

Two people were on board when the plane landed.

State troopers said the plane was put down on private property near North 387 Road and West 660 Road.

The pilot, 59-year-old Mark Button from Missouri, reported the plane had engine problems about 24 minutes after taking off from Harvey Airport in Tulsa.

Button told the Oklahoma Highway Patrol the engine was powering down so he landed the plane in the field.

Both the passenger, 30-year-old Shaun Besson from Wisconsin, and Button were uninjured.

The plane was a 1996 Beech A233A Musketeer.

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Cherokee County,   Oklahoma --  A small plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

The plane crashed around 1:30 a.m. near North 387 Road and West 660 Road, landing on private property.

The plane landed partially in a pond; both people on board were not hurt.

Police secured the plane and. The National Transportation Safety Board will return to the scene for a full investigation.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. 

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