Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Winder Barrow County Airport

Winder, Georgia 30680
Monday, May 3, 2004 20:30 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot reported that the airplane lost power in the right engine first, and the left engine lost power approximately thirty seconds later. Efforts by the pilot to restart the engines were unsuccessful. The airplane collided with the ground one mile southeast of Winder Barrow County Airport. Prior to the flight, the pilot reported that the airplane had intermediate magneto drops in power. Examination of the fuel tanks revealed that both inboard main fuel tanks were empty. Both auxiliary fuel tanks were approximately half full. Trace amounts of fuel were recovered from the left fuel line and no fuel was recovered from the right fuel line. During the examination of the airplane, no fuel leakage or fuel stains were observed on the airframe. Further examination of the airplane revealed the right fuel selector was in the main detent position, and the left fuel selector was observed 15 degrees away from the main detent position. Further examination of the engines revealed that both fuel sumps were damaged. External examination of both engines revealed full intake and exhaust valve action, internal component rotation was accomplished, and compression and suction in all cylinders were noted. Both fuel flow dividers were dry and free of debris when examined. The magnetos were checked for internal and engine timing; both engine magnetos were within prescribed limits. Also, both engine magnetos produced ignition sparks on all ignition leads when rotated.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's mismanagement of the fuel supply resulted in fuel starvation and a loss of power in both engines.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date5/3/2004 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event2030 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityWinder 
Event StateGEORGIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site30680 
Event Date Year2004 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude335809N 
Event Location Longitude0834005W 
Event Location AirportWinder Barrow County 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDWDR 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport170 
Airport Elevation943 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation2220 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDWDR 
Elevation of weather observation facility943 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height9000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)13 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)10 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)290 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)15995 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA  
NTSB Notification DateMay 3 2004 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time106 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 1 2004 7:08AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeAtlanta FSDO-11 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN870KS 
NTSB NumberATL04CA106 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBeech 
Aircraft ModelBE-65 (LF-23F) 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial NumberLF-9 
Certified Max Gross Weight8000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionNov 3 2003 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection61.14 
Airframe Hours1213.06 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameQuueenaire Incorporated 
Aircraft Owner Street Address3511 Silverside Road Ste 105 
Aircraft Owner CityWilmington 
Aircraft Owner StateDE 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityDacula 
Operator StateGA 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code30019 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeLZU  
Departure CityLawrenceville 
Departure StateGA 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1930 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeWDR  
Destination CityWinder 
Destination StateGA 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordJun 8 2004 1:32PM 
User who most recently changed recordPOWP  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location
Runway Length3610 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--