NTSB Identification: LAX88LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34883.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 11, 1987 in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210A, registration: N9505X
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.

WHILE APPROACHING THE ARPT THE PLT STATED THAT HE SLIPPED THE ACFT FROM 1800 FEET TO 1400 FEET, LEVELED THE WINGS, STILL DESCENDING, AND ENTERED THE PATTERN AT 1200 FEET. WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH THE ENGINE QUIT. UNABLE TO LAND ON THE RWY, THE PLT LANDED IN A SOFT FIELD WHERE THE ACFT NOSED OVER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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