NTSB Identification: SEA87LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32819.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 28, 1987 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N69310
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.

PLT FILED IFR, 2+40 ETE. DUE DELAY, PLT DEPARTED VFR AND OPENED VFR FLT PLAN. ENROUTE, STONG HDWINDS ENCOUNTERED. ALSO, CLOUDS REQUIRED ALTITUDE AND COURSE DEVIATIONS TO MAINTAIN VFR. ATE WAS 3+33. ON FINAL, LEFT ENG LOST PWR, RT ENG BEGAN SURGING. INTO 20-KT HDWIND, ACFT LANDED HARD SHORT OF RWY, COLLAPSING GEAR. INVESTIGATION SHOWED FUEL STARVATION. ALL FUEL GAGES ERRONEOUS; MAINS SHOWED 50 AND 100 LBS REMAINING AFTER DRAINING RESIDUAL 1-2 GALS. AUX TANKS WERE NEAR FULL, 20-GAL LOCKER TANK WAS FULL. PLT STATED FLIGHT CONDUCTED ON MAIN TANKS EXCEPT AUX TANKS USED FOR 30-40 MINS ENROUTE. WT & BAL RECORD SHOWED 100 GALS FUEL, BUT PLT HAD ORDERED TOP-OFF (180 GALS).

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT POSSIBLE

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INCORRECT

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