NTSB Identification: LAX88LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34882.
Accident occurred Friday, November 13, 1987 in COLUSA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N761MX
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.

THE PILOT EXECUTED A MISSED APPROACH AT THE DESTINATION BECAUSE OF FOG AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. THE PILOT ELECTED TO DIVERT TO COLUSA DUE TO THE WEATHER AND ON APPROACH TO CALUSA THE ENGINE QUIT. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD WHERE THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO FUEL REMAINING IN THE TANKS. THE PILOT STATED EVEN THOUGH HIS FUEL GAUGE INDICATED EMPTY, BY HIS CALCULATIONS, SUFFICIENT FUEL SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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