NTSB Identification: SEA89FA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37721.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1988 in PROSSER, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N1817M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 FLIGHT WAS ON INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF AT 400 AGL WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PERPENDICULAR TO THE ROADWAY, BOUNCED INTO OPEN PASTURE LAND, IMPACTED A ROCK BERM AND BURST INTO FLAMES. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED EVIDENCE OF FUEL SYSTEM CONTAMINATION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION

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:

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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