NTSB Identification: NYC87LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35957.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 25, 1987 in PALMYRA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N2317F
Injuries: 2 Serious,5 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.

THE CESSNA 210 WAS CRUISING ENROUTE WHEN IT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER WHICH THE PILOT ATTRIBUTED TO LOW FUEL/ EXHAUSTION. HE THEN ATTEMPTED AN APPROACH AT REIGLE FLD BUT WAS TOO LONG AND WENT AROUND. ON HIS SECOND APPROACH, HE WAS AGAIN HIGH AND LONG, AND WENT AROUND A SECOND TIME. ON DOWNWIND FOR HIS THIRD LANDING, THE ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A CORNFIELD.

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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