NTSB Identification: MIA87LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31844.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 01, 1986 in TITUSVILLE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA T310R, registration: N29HH
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

THE PLT STATED THAT WHILE AT 9,000 FT, APRX 8 MILES NORTH OF TICO ARPT, HE LOST FUEL PRESSURE IN HIS LEFT ENG AND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENG AND FIND THE ARPT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE RUNWAY. THE ACFT LANDED ABOUT 150 FT SHORT AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE LEFT FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE OFF POSITION. THE LEFT ENG WAS RUN AT 1500 RPM FOR APRX 2 MINUTES DURING POST ACCIDENT TESTS. FUEL FLOW, MANIFOLD PRESSURE AND TACHOMETER WORKED NORMALLY, NO OTHER DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..SWITCHED OFF

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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