NTSB Identification: BFO88FA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37073.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 24, 1988 in STERLING, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N5350A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

ABT 2.7 HRS AFTER TAKEOFF, THE STUDENT PLT & INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WERE PRACTICING INSTRUMENT APCHS WHEN THE ENG LOST PWR. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT & MADE A FORCED LNDG, BUT THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED ON ROUGH TERRAIN. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE RIGHT & LEFT TANKS HAD ABOUT 0.5 & 30 GAL OF FUEL, RESPECTIVELY. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK POSITION. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN ABOUT 4.3 HRS SINCE IT WAS LAST REFUELED & THE RIGHT TANK HAD BEEN USED FOR ABOUT 3.5 HRS OF THAT TIME. ALSO, THE RGT TANK HAD BEEN USED FOR THE ENTIRE TIME OF THE ACDNT FLT.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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