NTSB Identification: MKC89FA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38695.
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 1988 in CLARKSVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N1357M
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT TOOK OFF ON A 4500 FT RUNWAY, RAISED THE LANDING GEAR, AND TURNED SOUTH AT APPROXIMATELY THE 2500 FT POINT. AIRCRAFT LOST ENGINE POWER. PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO DEPARTURE RUNWAY. AIRCRAFT IMPACTED PRIOR TO REACHING THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE FAILED TO IDENTIFY ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE. THE LEFT FUEL TANK HAD APPROXIMATELY 1 QUART OF FUEL. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK HAD AN UNDETERMINED QUANTITY OF FUEL. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE RIGHT TANK. THE LANDING GEAR CONTROL HANDLE WAS FOUND IN THE DOWN POSITION. HOWEVER, THE LANDING GEAR WAS IN TRANSIT AT IMPACT. POST ACC INVEST REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE FUEL LINE, GASCOLATOR, OR FUEL MANIFOLD. THE ENG WAS TEST RUN AFTER THE ACC WITH NO ABNORMALITIES. THE PLTS SHOULDER HARNESS WAS FOUND FOLDED AND STOWED.

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 SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

SHOULDER HARNESS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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