NTSB Identification: SEA88LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36313.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1988 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N70SA
Injuries: 2 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 AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT AND AN ILS APPROACH, A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER OCCURRED AT ABOUT 1200 FEET AGL. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ONTO ROUGH TERRAIN. DURING LANDING ROLL THE NOSE GEAR SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE PRIVATE PILOT RECEIVING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION FLEW THE AIRCRAFT, WHILE THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) ATTEMPTED A RESTART. NEITHER THE PILOT NOR THE CFI WERE FAMILIAR WITH THE FUEL BOOST PUMP PROCEDURES FOR INFLIGHT ENGINE FAILURES. THE AIRCRAFT TYPE DATA CERTIFICATE REQUIRES A PLACARD ADDRESSING PROCEDURES FOR ENGINE FAILURE; THIS PLACARD WAS ABSENT (THE FUEL BOOST SWITCH WAS LEFT IN THE OFF POSITION.) AIRCRAFT EXAMINATION REVEALED CONTAMINATION IN THE GASCOLATOR AND THE FUEL FLOW DIVIDER. ALSO, A 60% OBSTRUCTION DUE TO CONTAMINANTS WAS PRESENT IN THE FUEL AIR CONTROL UNIT SCREEN. 3 SPARK PLUGS WERE FOULED, 2 DUE TO OIL FOULING, 1 DUE TO CARBON FOULING.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL FLOW DIVIDER/DISTRIBUTOR..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..FOULED


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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