NTSB Identification: CHI86FEC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34032.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 02, 1986 in HIGHLAND, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N732KR
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN CRUISE WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED SPUTTERING. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE SWITCHED TANKS AND THE ENGINE WOULD START TO RUN THEN MISS, START TO RUN THEN-MISS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE THIS WAS HAPPENING HE WAS LOSING ALTITUDE AND WHEN HE COULDN'T GET 'FULL' POWER HE DECIDED TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT WITH WINGS LEVEL NO FUEL COULD BE DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT INBOARD SUMP AND APPROXIMATELY TWO OUNCES FROM THE LEFT INBOARD SUMP.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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