NTSB Identification: SEA87LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33594.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 04, 1987 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206-F, registration: N71068
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 BASE LEG A LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. THE STUDENT PILOT SELECTED RIGHT FUEL TANK AND APPLIED THE FUEL BOOST PUMP. A RESTART WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT THEN TOOK THE CONTROLS OF THE AIRCRAFT. HE SELECTED A ROAD TO LAND ON BECAUSE THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO REACH THE RUNWAY. SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE GEAR STRUCK A BERM WHICH SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER INVERTED. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED NO ABNORMALITIES. NO USABLE FUEL REMAINED IN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK. ABOUT 20 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS PRESENT IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN SATISFACTORILY.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..DUAL STUDENT

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT


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