NTSB Identification: LAX88LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36512.
Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 1988 in LONG BEACH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N6178N
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY, THE ENGINE QUIT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE EMPENNAGE CAUGHT ON THE AIRPORT BOUNDARY FENCE. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER. INSPECTION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THAT ONE TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE OTHER CONTAINED 25 GALLONS. THE PILOT HAD JUST SWITCHED TO THE FULLER TANK WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT.

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

OBJECT..FENCE

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