NTSB Identification: ATL88FA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37700.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 1988 in ST. MARYS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N732JV
Injuries: 2 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF ENGINE QUIT AT ABOUT 400 FEET. PIC LANDED ACFT HARD ON ASPHALT ROAD. PIC LATER STATED HE HAD WATER IN THE FUEL TANK FOLLOWING A REFUELING. HE WAS NOT AWARE OF THE DRAINS IN THE RESERVOIR FUEL TANKS LOCATED UNDER THE FLOOR OF THE FORWARD SEATS. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE CONTAMINATION WAS NOT COMPLETELY PURGED FROM THE FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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:

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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