NTSB Identification: CHI91FA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44925.
Accident occurred Monday, May 20, 1991 in BELLEVILLE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9656T
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP DRIVE SHAFT HAD FAILED, AND THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY FUEL PUMP WAS NOT ACTIVATED.

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

FAILURE OF THE ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP, THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ACTIVATE THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY FUEL PUMP, POOR INFLIGHT DECISION, AND POOR EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. A FACTOR RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT IS THE PILOT'S LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THIS MODEL AIRCRAFT.

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