The Engine Lost All Power A Few Minutes After He Switched The Fuel Selector

Location: Canyon Lake, TX Accident Number: CEN20LA380
Date & Time: 09/07/2020, 1247 CDT Registration: N4636D
Aircraft: Beech 35 Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation – Personal

On September 7, 2020, about 1247 central daylight time, a Beech G35 airplane, N4636D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Canyon Lake, Texas. The pilot and one passenger were seriously injured. A second passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector that while enroute to the Canyon Lake Airport (34TS) the engine lost all power a few minutes after he switched the fuel selector to the left main fuel tank. The pilot attempted a forced landing to a clearing but struck trees on the edge of the clearing and the airplane impacted the ground. The airplane incurred substantial damage to its fuselage and both wings.