NTSB Identification: NYC88LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37839.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 17, 1988 in STOWE, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N94064
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.
THE CESSNA 210 TOOK OFF AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO GET THE ENGINE RESTARTED AND MADE AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN A GROVE OF TREES. ON-SCENE EXAMINATION BY THE FAA SHOWED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE LEFT TANK. THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY AND THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE ASSOCIATED FUEL LINES.
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..PILOT IN COMMAND
CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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