NTSB Identification: NYC89LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38802.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1988 in COLLEGEVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA P210, registration: N400JL
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT RPRTD THAT AS HE WAS ARRIVING TO LAND, HE ENTERED LEFT TRAFFIC & MOVED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO THE FULLEST TANK. SHORTLY AFTER MOVING THE FUEL SELECTOR, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THOUGH IT WAS FUEL STARVED. HE SAID HE OPERATED THE FUEL BOOST PUMP & SWITCHED FUEL TANKS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENG, BUT TO NO AVAIL. HE SAID HE SOUGHT TO AVOID NEARBY HOUSES & TRIED TO LAND IN A CLEARING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE CORNER OF A HOUSE, THEN THE ACFT CRASHED & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND; HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED BY FIRE.

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

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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