NTSB Identification: NYC85LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28826.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in LINDEN, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 210M, registration: N732VU
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.

DURING THE PREFLT INSPECTION, THE PLT VISUALLY CHECKED THE FUEL TANKS AND DETERMINED THEM TO BE FULL. THE FLT WAS MADE WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR ON THE LEFT WING TANK. DURING THE APCH TO LINDEN ARPT, THE ENG STOPPED OPERATING. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG, HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. DURING THE RESTART ATTEMPTS, THE PLT DID NOT SWITCH TO RIGHT FUEL TANK. DURING AN INSPECTION OF THE ACFT THE FOLLOWING DAY, APRX 29 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT TANK. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE LEFT FUEL GAGE WAS SERVICED RECENTLY AND FAILED IN FLT INDICATING FUEL THROUGHOUT THE FLT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..POOR..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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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