NTSB Identification: FTW86LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31699.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 14, 1986 in MC ALESTER, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N7568M
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,1 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.

SIXTY-SIX YEAR OLD COMMERCIAL PILOT TAKING OFF FROM MC ALESTER, OK AIRPORT. PILOT STATED FUEL PRESSURE FLUCTUATED FOLLOWED BY LOSS OF POWER DURING INITIAL CLIMB. PILOT ACTIVATED AUXILIARY FUEL PUMPS AND SWITCHED FUEL TANKS. COULD NOT RESTORE FUEL PRESSURE. PILOT ATTEMPTED FORCED LANDING IN OPEN FIELD. AIRCRAFT SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. FUNCTIONAL CHECK OF FUEL PUMP REVEALED NO DEFICIENCIES. ENGINE WAS RUN DURING INVESTIGATION. NORMAL OPERATION AT 1000 RPM. ENGINE RUN TERMINATED DUE TO FUEL LEAK AT MIXTURE CONTROL SHAFT. AIRCRAFT WAS TWO AND ONE-HALF MONTHS OVERDUE ANNUAL INSPECTION. PILOTS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE EXPIRED. LAST MEDICAL ISSUED ON 11-24-81.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL PRESSURE GAGE..FLUCTUATING


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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