NTSB Identification: ATL86LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29943.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 09, 1986 in ALMA, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N4981U
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT DURING HIS DESCENT FROM THE 2000 FOOT CRUISE ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS PREFLIGHT INDICATED THAT THERE WAS ABOUT 1/2 AND 1/3 TANKS OF FUEL IN THE LEFT AND RIGHT CELLS RESPECTIVELY. AFTER DEPARTING ON THE LEFT TANK, THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT CHANGING THE FUEL SELECTOR. THE OPERATORS MANUAL INSTRUCTS THE PILOT TO PLACE THE SELECTOR IN BOTH POSITION WHEN DESCENDING WITH LESS THAN 1/4 TANK OF FUEL. THE EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED THAT THERE WAS ABOUT 7 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT TANK AND THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY.

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:

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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