NTSB Identification: NYC90LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43973.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 1990 in NORTH CASTLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: Rockwell 690B, registration: N81628
Injuries: 5 Minor,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.

DURING AN IFR FLIGHT THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A RESERVOIR AFTER THE ENGINES QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS FUELED, TOPPED OFF, THE NIGHT BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM CHARLESTON. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE SHOWED THE OUTBOARD FUEL FILLER PORT CAP ON THE LEFT WING WAS NOT PRESENT. THE MAJORITY OF THE LIQUID DRAINED FROM THE MAIN FUEL SUMP WAS WATER. THE INBOARD AND OUTBOARD FUEL FILLER CAPS WERE PRESENT ON THE RIGHT WING.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT (FUEL CAP NOT PROPERLY SECURED) WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL SIPHONING AND FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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