NTSB Identification: LAX85FA275.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29716.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in CHINO, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 31OQ, registration: N7649Q
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN FOLLOWING A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER WHILE CIRCLING FOR LANDING. THE LEFT FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE AUXILIARY TANK POSITION AND THE RIGHT FUEL SELECTORWAS IN THE LEFT MAIN TANK POSITION. A LIMITED QUANITY OF FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE LEFT MAIN AND AUXILIARY TANK. THERE WNO FUEL IN THE RIGH AUXILIARY TANK. THE FUEL SPILLAGE FROM THE RIGHT MAIN TANK WAS CONSUMED BY A POST CRASH FIRE.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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