NTSB Identification: CHI94LA075.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 31, 1994 in CHESTERFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/18/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N810BP
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PASSENGER/OWNER ABOARD THE AIRPLANE REPORTED THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LANDING. HE SAID THE PIC SWITCHED FUEL TANKS AND PUMPED THE THROTTLE IN AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED FROM THE AIRPLANE AND PLACED ON A TEST STAND WHERE IT STARTED AND RAN WITHOUT ANY OBSERVED ANOMALIES. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 700' SHORT OF THE 7,000' RUNWAY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S POORLY PLANNED APPROACH. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON.

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