NTSB Identification: DEN85LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27370.
Accident occurred Friday, March 08, 1985 in BOUNTIFUL, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N7409E
Injuries: 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.

ON MARCH 8, 1985, A CESSNA 210, OPERATED BY THE PILOT, LOST ENGINE POWER AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED HURRICANE, UTAH AND THE DESTINATION WAS BOUNTIFUL SKYPARK APRT. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS BEING FERRIED TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY. THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED 1/4. THE ENGINE WAS EXAMINED AND NO FUEL FOUND. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN AND OPERATED IN A NORMAL MANNER. A PLACARD IN THE AIRPLANE STATES THAT TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ARE NOT TO BE PERFORMED WITH 1/4 TANK OR LESS. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT AND AS A RESULT SOME OF THE DATA FIELDS ARE UNFILLED IN THIS COMPILATION OF KNOWN DATA.

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

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

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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