NTSB Identification: CHI85LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28848.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in DETROIT, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 210MII, registration: N29008
Injuries: 4 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.

THE ACFT CONTACTED A TREE DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE RIGHT FUEL TANK CONTAINED FUEL AND THE LEFT TANK WAS DRY, THE LEFT WING FUEL VENT WAS INSTALLED BACKWARDS AND THE FUEL SELECTOR HAD 15 DEGS OF MOVEMENT WHEN A TANK WAS SELECTED. THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION VALVE, FUEL PUMP AND FUEL STRAINER WERE ALSO DRY. THE ENG OPERATED NORMALLY WHEN TESTED WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR POSITIONED ON THE RIGHT TANK.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..IMPROPER



Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,100-HOUR INSPECTION..NOT CORRECTED..FBO PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..FBO PERSONNEL

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