NTSB Identification: DEN87LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33108.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 04, 1987 in PUEBLO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N2WF
Injuries: 3 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.

PLT AND TWO PAX DEPARTED LIMON, CO, AT 1000 FOR RETURN TRIP TO CENTER, CO. AT 1030 PLT SWITCHED TO THE RIGHT FUEL TANK, TEN MIN LATER ENG LOST POWER AND PLT MADE FORCED LANDING WEST OF PUEBLO, CO. PLT CLAIMED RIGHT FUEL GAUGE WAS FAULTY. PLT LATER SAID HE TOOK OFF FROM LIMON WITH 35 GAL OF FUEL ABOARD AND THAT HE MUST HAVE CONSUMED ALL AVAILABLE FUEL FROM RIGHT TANK ON EARLIER FLIGHT. PLT SAID HE DID NOT VISUALLY INSPECT FUEL TANKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM LIMON. EN ROUTE CRUISING ALTITUDE WAS 1000 FT AGL TO AVOID HIGH HEADWINDS ALOFT.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..DELAYED..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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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