NTSB Identification: CHI85LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27536.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 18, 1985 in GOLDEN VALLEY, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N91043
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, ON THE LAST LEG ON IT'S FLIGHT, THE ENGINE OF THE AIR CARGO ACFT STARTED TO SPUTTER. THE PLT TURNED THE FUEL SELECTOR HANDLR FROM THE LEFT TANK TO ANOTHER POSITION & TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMP. THE ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING & THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND IN A PUBLIC PARK. THE LEFT WING WAS TORN OFF THE ACFT DURING THE EMERG LANDING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR HAD BEEN TURNED TO THE 'OFF' POSITION, A CHECK OF THE FUEL QUANTITY IN EACH TANK SHOWED LESS THAN FIVE GAL IN THE LEFT TANK & ABOUT TWELVE GAL IN THE RIGHT TANK

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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