Fuel system forced King Air dead-stick landing

Aviation International News » August 2009
July 28, 2009, 10:21 AM

Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90A, Yeehaw Junction, Fla., May 25, 2009–The turboprop twin suffered substantial damage during an emergency landing in an open field. The C90A was approaching its destination of Orlando Executive Airport when it experienced a loss of power in both engines. Attempts to restart the engines were unsuccessful and the PIC performed a gear-down, forced landing. Neither the flight crew nor the two passengers were injured. The C-90A was found to have less than a gallon of fuel in its right side fuel tanks, while tanks on the left side of the aircraft still contained a considerable amount of fuel. Further inspection revealed the left boost pump did not operate despite battery voltage being noted at the electrical wires. A malfunction of the right no fuel transfer annunciation system attributed to a broken terminal was also noted. According to the PIC, at no time during the flight did the no fuel transfer warning lights illuminate.

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