NTSB Identification: CHI89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37841.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 27, 1988 in GROVERTOWN, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA P210R, registration: N5457A
Injuries: 2 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 ENROUTE ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN IN INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, THE ENGINE FAILED. THE PILOT PERFORMED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND SET UP FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AT ABOUT 300 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL WITH APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE VISIBILITY; THE PILOT EXECUTED A GEAR-UP FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED APPROXIMATELY ONE CUP OF FUEL PRESENT IN THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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