NTSB Identification: CHI89LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37895.
Accident occurred Monday, December 19, 1988 in PONTIAC, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N414CM
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND AT NIGHT, THE LEFT ENG LOST POWER DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENG WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL. WHILE THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A RESTART, THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT OF THE RWY CENTERLINE & TOWARD THE PROXIMITY OF HANGARS. THE PLT STATED THAT DUE TO THE POWER LOSS & WIND CONDS, HE ELECTED TO LAND ON ARPT PROPERTY. GEAR EXTENTION WAS DELAYED UNTIL JUST BEFORE LANDING. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN BEFORE THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WAS FULLY EXTENDED & LOCKED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT SKIDDED ABOUT 500 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. AN EXAM REVEALED THE NACELLE & MAIN FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY, BUT FUEL WAS STILL REMAINING IN THE AUX TANKS.

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

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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