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Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N36PS: Accident occurred January 27, 2019 near Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (FTW), Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board not travel to the scene of this accident.

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Accident Number: CEN19TA073
Date & Time: 01/27/2019, 1634 CST
Registration: N36PS
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 27, 2019, at 1634 central standard time a Beech A36, N36PS, lost engine power during a practice instrument approach to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (FTW), Fort Worth, Texas. The airline transport certificated pilot made an off-airport forced landing in a field 5 miles southeast of FTW. The pilot sustained minor injuries, and the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward portion of the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the flight that originated from Angel Fire, New Mexico (AXX) and was destined for Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY), Arlington, Texas.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who responded to the site reported sumping clear, bright fuel from the airplane that was free of contaminants. The fuel gauges indicated slightly more than 1/4 in the left fuel tank; the right tank was empty. This was confirmed by visual inspection of the tanks. The fuel selector was positioned on the left tank

The pilot told the inspector that before departing AXX, both fuel tanks were 3/4 full. When the engine lost power, he switched the fuel selector valve "to the other tank" and attempted to restart the engine, but to no avail. He lowered the landing gear prior to landing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N36PS
Model/Series: A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FTW, 710 ft msl
Observation Time: 1645 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Angel Fire, NM (AXX)
Destination: Arlington, TX (GKY) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 32.755833, -97.297778

A small plane made an emergency landing in an east Fort Worth field on January 27th after the pilot reported the plane's engine lost power, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane landed upright and both of its occupants were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, the Fort Worth Fire Department said.

The plane landed just after 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Beach Street and Gateway Park Drive, north of Interstate 30.

The plane is a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, registered to a man from Tullahoma, Tennessee, according to FAA registration records.

The FAA said it was investigating the emergency landing.

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