NTSB Identification: LAX87LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33797.
Accident occurred Monday, June 15, 1987 in MERCED, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N59104
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND QUIT APRX 4 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RUNWAY AND MADE A FORCED LANDING APRX 3 MILES SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND NOSED OVER. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT APRX 8 OUNCES OF FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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