NTSB Identification: DEN88LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35817.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in FT. COLLINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N6638N
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.

DURING FINAL APCH TO LANDING THE PLT TRIED TO ADD POWER TO ARREST THE DESCENT BUT THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND. THE ACFT LANDED SHORT IN A PLOWED FIELD AND FLIPPED OVER. ACFT DAMAGE WAS SUBSTANTIAL AND THE PLT SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED ONLY FOUR OUNCES OF FUEL. THE PLT STATED THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED APRX 180 LBS OF FUEL AT DEPARTURE. THE PLT HAD NOT VISUALLY CHECKED FUEL QUANTITY. WRECKAGE EXAMINATION ALSO REVEALED THAT THE LEFT FUEL GAUGE SHOWED 20 GALLONS WHEN 10 GALLONS WAS PLACED IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK. THE ENGINE WAS RUN AFTER THE ACCIDENT WITH NO DEFICIENCIES BEING NOTED.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..SEPARATION

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