NTSB Identification: MKC87FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33698.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 06, 1987 in SHERWOOD, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N123LF
Injuries: 1 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 PIC DPTD MORRISTOWN WITH 600# OF CARGO AS PART OF A RND TRIP TO MCALESTER, OKLA. HEADWINDS AT ALT WERE AVG 45 KTS. THE PIC HAD ASKED FOR 60 GAL BEFORE THE DEPARTURE BUT RCVD 59.1. AFT SEVERAL HRS IN CRUISE FLT, THE PIC NOTIFIED MEMPHIS CNTR CTRLR THAT A STOP FOR FUEL IN LITTLE ROCK, ARK WOULD BE NECESSARY BEFORE CONTINUING. THE PIC RPTD STRONGER HDWNDS THAN FCSTD. WHILE BEING VECTORED BY LIT APPCH TO LND RWY 18 THE PIC RPTD ENG OUT. A RESTART WAS ATTMPTD BUT THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO A NEARBY ARPT. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSND TO THE LEFT TANK. AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS IN LEFT TANK, BUT THE RT TANK CONTAINED APPROX 10 GALS OF FUEL. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FUEL FOR CONTINUED POWERED FLT. THE ACFT ENG WAS RUN IN A TEST CELL WITHOUT PBLMS. THE FUEL SYSTEM WAS FOUND FREE OF CONTAMINATION. NORMALLY THE MOST FULL FUEL TANK IS SELECTED PRIOR TO THE FINAL APPROACH AS PART OF THE PRELANDING CHKLST.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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