NTSB Identification: MKC88LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36581.
Accident occurred Monday, April 25, 1988 in BERRYVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310P, registration: N5873M
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.

WHILE TRYING OUT HIS FRIEND'S NEWLY PURCHASED TWIN, THE PILOT STATED AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE DUE TO POWER LOSS BECAUSE OF FUEL STARVATION. THE PIC SAID HE WAS NEGLIGENT BECAUSE HE DID NOT POSSESS A MULTIENGINE RATING AND ALSO DID NOT STUDY THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE FUEL SELECTORS WERE FOUND ON THE EMPTY MAIN TANKS, WHILE FUEL WAS STILL AVAILABLE FROM BOTH AUX TANKS. THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, AND THE PLT AND PAX WERE NOT INJURED.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE



Contributing Factors

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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