NTSB Identification: LAX87FA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37198.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 14, 1987 in HUNTINGTON BCH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N6461N
Injuries: 1 Fatal,4 Serious.

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.

DURING A PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE PILOT INFORMED AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER THAT HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF FUEL AND TURNING TO AN AIRPORT. DURING THE DESCENT THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A TREE AND TERRAIN. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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