NTSB Identification: FTW88LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35792.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in NEW ROADS, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210D, registration: N3799Y
Injuries: 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.

THE AIRPLANE HAD NOT HAD AN ANNUAL INSPECTION AND HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR OVER A YEAR. THE PILOT STATED HE FOUND NO CONTAMINATION DURING THE DRAINING OF THE FUEL SUMPS. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE STARTED SPUTTERING AND EVENTUALLY STOPPED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE AIRPLANE HIT AN IRRIGATION DITCH AND FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. INSPECTION INDICATED CONTAMINATED FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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