NTSB Identification: CHI94LA333.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 17, 1994 in ELKHART, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N732HS
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE AIRPLANE'S ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING. THE AIRPLANE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. THE PILOT SAID HE HAD TAKEN OFF ON AN EMPTY FUEL TANK AND SWITHCHED TO THE FULL FUEL TANK AFTER THE ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING. THE ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION CONFIRMED THE PILOT'S STATEMENT.

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

the pilot's improper use of the fuel selector position which resulted in fuel starvation.

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