NTSB Identification: FTW85LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29193.
Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 1985 in DENTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T-210-NII, registration: N761SU
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A CONSTRUCTION SITE FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT STATED SUFFICIENT FUEL WAS ON BOARD FOR THE X-COUNTRY FROM FLAGSTAFF, AZ, TO PLANO, TX. UPON REACHING THE PLANO AREA THE PLT COULD NOT LOCATE THE ARPT. HE THEN DECIDED TO RETURN TO DENTON ARPT, WHICH HE HAD FLOWN OVER EN ROUTE TO PLANO. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED PRIOR TO LOCATING DENTON ARPT.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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