NTSB Identification: NYC90LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43961.
Accident occurred Monday, July 02, 1990 in BEDFORD, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 337, registration: N337GB
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PILOT WAS OPERATING THE AIRPLANE ON A FERRY PERMIT WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A DOUBLE POWER LOSS DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE PILOT DITCHED IN A RESERVOIR. NORMALLY THE LEFT TANK FEEDS THE FRONT ENGINE AND RIGHT TANK FEEDS THE REAR ENGINE. POST CRASH EXAMINATION SHOWED BOTH ENGINES WERE BEING FED FROM THE LEFT TANK, DUE TO A BENT REAR ENGINE FUEL LEVER SELECTOR CONTROL CABLE.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MONITOR THE FUEL GAUGES AND FUEL STARVATION. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FAILURE OF MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TO DETECT THE BENT CONDITION OF THE REAR ENGINE TANK FUEL SELECTOR CONTROL CABLE.

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