NTSB Identification: LAX88FA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38157.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 26, 1987 in FULLERTON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N7627N
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPR TO RUNWAY 24 AT FULLERTON ARPT, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL ENGINE POWER LOSS. THE AIRPLANE'S ALT WAS INSUFFICIENT TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY & THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN AREA ADJACENT TO THE ARPT. THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH A BUILDING AND SEPARATED. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THAT THE RIGHT WING FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY & ITS RESERVOIR CONTAINED LESS THAT A 1/4 CUP OF FUEL. THE RIGHT WING FUEL SYSTEM WAS NOT COMPROMISED. THE LEFT WING TANK CONTAINED ABT 15 GALLONS OF FUEL AND ITS RESERVOIR TANK WAS FULL. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND SELECTED TO THE RIGHT TANK. THE FUEL LINE BETWEEN THE ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP & THE FUEL CONTROL UNIT REMAINED INTACT AND DID NOT CONTAIN ANY FUEL.

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:

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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