NTSB Identification: DEN88FA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37271.
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 1988 in DENVER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 404, registration: N8827K
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS ON A FLT FROM GREELEY TO DENVER, COLORADO TO OBTAIN MINOR MAINT ON A CARGO DOOR. AS THE ACFT WAS BEING VECTORED ON FINAL APCH, THE PLT RPRTD THAT HE BELIEVED THE ACFT HAD FUEL STARVATION. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVEDTO MAKE A COMPLETE ROLL & CRASH IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. ONLY ABOUT 1.5 GAL OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT WING TANK. THE LEFT WING & FUEL TANK WERE DESTROYED, BUT NO ODOR OF FUEL WAS NOTED ON THE GROUND AROUND THE LEFT WING. ALSO, A LACK OF FUEL WAS NOTED IN THE FUEL LINES. THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN REFUELED AFTER THE PREVIOUS FLT. THE PLT THAT HAD FLOWN THE ACFT ON A PREVIOUS FLT ESTIMATED THERE WAS 100 LBS OF FUEL REMAINING IN EACH TANK AFTER HIS FLT.

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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