NTSB Identification: DEN86FA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31162.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 13, 1986 in SILVER CITY, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 401, registration: N9867F
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

THE 2 COM RATED PLTS WERE RETURNING FROM A PART 135 FLT AT NIGHT. THE FUEL TANKS WERE INADVERTENTLY NOT SWITCHED FROM MAINS TO AUX. FUEL STARVATION OCCURRED WHEN ACFT WAS AT LOW ALTITUDE. INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE REMAINED TO RESTART THE ENGINES. ACFT IMPACTED GROUND. A POST ACCIDENT FIRE ERUPTED DESTROYING THE ACFT.

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 FOLLOWED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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