NTSB Identification: FTW90LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42330.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 07, 1990 in PASENDENA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N5472Y
Injuries: 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.
FOLLOWING A RAPID DESCENT FROM 1,500 FEET TO 600 FEET, THE PILOT LEVELED OFF AND APPLIED ENGINE POWER AND RECEIVED NO RESPONSE. HIS EFFORTS TO REMEDY THE SITUATION WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL AND HE DECIDED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING TO A FIELD. ON SHORT FINAL THE AIRPLANE STRUCK BRUSH, NOSED DOWN, AND FLIPPED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED ADEQUATE FUEL ON BOARD AND FUEL WAS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM AND ENGINE UP TO THE FLOW DIVIDER. FOLLOWING RECOVERY, THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN WHILE STILL MOUNTED ON THE AIRFRAME, USING EXISTING CONTROLS AND AN IMPROVISED FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM. THE ENGINE STARTED AND WAS OPERATED UP TO POWER SETTINGS OF 2,000 RPM. THROUGHOUT THE RUNS THE ENGINE RESPONDED TO ALL THROTTLE MOVEMENTS WITHOUT HESITATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO AN UNDETERMINED REASON.
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