Bo in a tree

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  1. pmanton

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    Last night on the news there was a piece about a Bonanza in a tree. The plane was in a woman's back yard, totally intact, stuck in a tree.

    I've not been able to find anything else about this.

    Anyone ??
     
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    Sooooooo close to that airport. Literally a few hundred yards from cleared land, a few hundred more to the runway.
    I really hope that this doesn't turn out to be one of those "outta gas" scenarios within spitting distance of the Destination.
     
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    Report says fuel spilled on the ground, but at that attitude could be unusable fuel. Or failure to switch tanks at the correct time. Pilot reported that he switched after the failure, but maybe the engine did not have time to restart.
     
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    Same airplane had a forced landing in 2016:

    August 20, 2016: Aircraft force landed in a field.

    Date: 20-AUG-16
    Time: 15:40:00Z
    Regis#: N581U
    Aircraft Make: BEECH
    Aircraft Model: 35
    Event Type: Incident
    Highest Injury: None
    Damage: Unknown
    Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
    City: MANHATTAN
    State: Kansas
     
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    I suspect that plane won't be making any more forced landings... :rolleyes:
     
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    I would say it has 1 more landing left in her.
    Landing in the junk yard when the crane sets it back down off the flat bed.
    That one is done.
     
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    Well that us to be a nice looking BO...:( Glad no one was hurt
    edit: Something to be said about switching tanks every 30 to 45 min
     
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    Not quite.
    Dibs on the ruddervators. ;)
     
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    The story that's quoted by kathryns has a peculiar sub-plot regarding dogs. Excerpts:

    The pilot and passenger who survived a plane crash Sunday morning were identified as a father and son from Kansas...

    The two, along with their Labrador retriever, were flying into the Destin area for vacation.

    The three survived without a scratch ...

    The homeowner told the deputy she was out walking her dog when she heard a noise and came home to find the plane in her backyard trees.

    No word, though, on whether the two dogs sniffed one another, or growled, when they met.
     
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    Based on the pilot's statement that he switched tanks after the engine quit, one begins to wonder.
     
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    Glad they made it. Just going by statistics, a ‘fuel problem’ is often present with ‘engine failures’.
     
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    Not to mention, I bet the landing check list states "switch to the fullest tank"
     
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    Five fuel tanks,
    Four mayday calls,
    Three on board,
    Two Labradors,
    And a Beech Bo in a pear tree.
     
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    Awful. ;)

    no, that will buff right out.
     
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    Pilot's sharing his story on FB. Gas in the sump, gas leakage from both wings.

    Cause as yet unknown...

    At least he flew it to the scene of the incident, instead of being recovered at the scene of the tragedy.
     
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    Fuel injected, or carburetted?
     
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    Why? It's definitely one of the things I would try if my engine ever shuts off mysteriously. Regardless of how much fuel was in that tank.
     
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    Because the distance from Garden City, KS to Destin, FL is almost 1,000 miles, close to the limit of a V35 after one fuel stop.
     
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    Looks like an accident to me.
     
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    The initial FAA report data is meaningless. Mine was an "incident" there but then the FAA decided that there was sufficient damage when they finally decided to get off their posterior to look at the site and upgraded it to accident.
     
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    Good outcome; fuselage missed all the big branches and trunks.

    Unlike my golf shots.... :(