NTSB Identification: CHI92LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46925.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 06, 1992 in ELK RIVER, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N76028
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

TWENTY MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED ENGINE POWER LOSS. HE SWITCHED FROM THE RIGHT FUEL TANK TO LEFT, BACK TO RIGHT, THEN LEFT AGAIN WHILE MANEUVERING FOR A FORCED LANDING. POWER WAS NOT REGAINED. THE RIGHT TANK AND FUEL STRAINER BOWL CONTAINED NO FUEL AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 5 GALLONS.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT INSPECTION.

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