NTSB Identification: LAX88LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36877.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1988 in TRES PINOS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210M, registration: N732KS
Injuries: 5 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT THE ENGINE SUDDENLY QUIT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A VINEYARD. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT 15 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS IN THE LEFT TANK AND THE RIGHT WAS EMPTY. THE ENGINE WAS STARTED AND FOUND TO RUN SMOOTHLY AND ALL INDICATIONS WERE NORMAL.

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..CROP

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