NTSB Identification: ANC90LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41795.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 1990 in PUNTILLA LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N756JC
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON THE TUNDRA. THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND STATED THE FUEL PUMP FAILED DURING FLIGHT. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE'S FUEL SYSTEM AND BOTH ELECTRIC AND ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMPS REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER WERE NOT INJURED. THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE SHOWS SIGNS OF FUEL CONTAMINATION, I.E., WATER IN BOTH FUEL LINES AND TANKS.

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

AN INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT.

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