NTSB Identification: FTW85FA257.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29775.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in MINERAL WELLS, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N6993N
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED ENGINE POWER FAILURE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION FOR UNKNOWN REASONS SINCE ABOUT 30 GALLONS OF FUEL SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON BOARD WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED. THE PILOT WAS VECTORED TOWARD THE NEAREST AIRPORT BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT AND CRASHED INTO A ROUGH AND ROCKY TREE-COVERED HILLSIDE ABOUT ONE-HALF MILE SHORT OF THE APPROACH END OF THE INTENDED RUNWAY. AN OPERATIONAL CHECK OF THE ENGINE AT A LATER DATE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF ABNORMALITIES.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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