NTSB Identification: SEA88LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35544.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 10, 1988 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N6380H
Injuries: 3 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 A MAINTENANCE FLIGHT, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATING. ADEQUATE FUEL WAS AVAILABLE IN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK. THE LEFT FUEL TANK CONTAINED 4.5 GALLONS OF WHICH 3.5 GALLONS ARE UNUSABLE. THE PLT SAID HE WAS SLIPPING THE ACFT ON THE FINAL APPROACH, WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED MISFIRING. THE PLT SAID HE THEN SWITCHED TANKS WITHOUT SUCCESS IN IMPROVING ENG POWER. A LANDING WAS MADE 2 MILES SHORT OF THE RWY IN THE DESERT. THE LANDING DAMAGED THE MAIN LNDG GEAR AND FAILED THE NOSE GEAR.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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