NTSB Identification: ATL96LA081.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 1996 in KNOXVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 210, registration: N9432T
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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During a long descent to a straight-in landing approach, the engine quit. Appropriate emergency procedures were applied by the pilot without successfully restarting the engine. The pilot's flight planning indicated that fuel remained in the tanks, which was discovered during the wreckage examination. He also stated that he believed the engine starved of fuel because of unporting fuel from the tank pickup tube during the slipped descent, referencing a Cessna safety supplement on the subject. During the post accident examination of the engine, no fuel was found in the gascolator.

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

The pilot's failure to heed known operating information by not correcting the flight attitude to prevent fuel unporting during a prolonged slipped descent.

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