NTSB Identification: SEA88LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36617.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1988 in HILLSBORO, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N14407
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING A FUEL TANK SWITCHOVER. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TELEPHONE POLE GUY WIRE ON THE ROAD DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED A FUEL LEAK INDUCED WHEN THE FUEL BOOST PUMP WAS IN OPERATION. THE LEAK OCCURRED AT THE FUEL PRESSURE GAGE LINE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LEAK

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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