NTSB Identification: FTW85LA286.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29035.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1985 in COLLEGE STATION, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N5203A
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.

ABOUT 25 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A PLANNED INTERMEDIATE STOP, THE RIGHT FUEL TANK RAN DRY. AFTER SWITCHING TANKS, THEPLT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO A NEARBY ARPT TO REFUEL. DURING THE DESCENT, THE LEFT FUEL TANK RAN DRY AND THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT PICKED OUT A DIRT ROAD AND SET UP THE APCH FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL THE PLT OBSERVED A TRUCK PULL ONTO THE ROAD AHEAD. THE PLT SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED THE ACFT ON THE NOSE GEAR, COLLAPSING IT. THE PLT DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AND RELIED ON THE LINE PERSONNEL'S STATEMENT THAT THE TANKS WERE TOPPED OFF.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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

OBJECT..FENCE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..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

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