NTSB Identification: ATL88LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35099.
Accident occurred Monday, October 26, 1987 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 337C, registration: N11GL
Injuries: 1 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.

PIC RPTED REAR ENG QUIT AFTER TAKE-OFF. FUEL SELECTOR FOUND ON RIGHT MAIN TANK WHICH WAS EMPTY. PROP WAS NOT FEATHERED AND LANDING GEAR WAS FOUND IN TRANSIENT POSITION AFTER CRASH. OWNERS MANUAL CAUTIONS AGAINST HIGHER DRAG WITH GEAR IN TRANSIT DUE TO LARGE GEAR DOORS AND LESS SINGLE ENGINE CAPABILITY WITH FRONT ENGINE. PIC STARTED TURN BACK TO ARPT IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENGINE FAILURE. MINIMAL SINGLE ENGINE CAPABILITY WAS FURTHER DEGRADED BY NON-PERFORMANCE OF EMERGENCY PROCEDURE, PREMATURE MANEUVERING, AND DELAYED GEAR RETRACTION. THE ACFT WAS NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND, AFTER UNSUCCESSFULLY ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE REAR ENGINE, THE PLT SELECTED A FORCED LANDING AREA. ON FINAL, POWER LINES WERE OBSERVED AND IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID THEM, TWO UTILITY POLES WERE STRUCK.

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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