NTSB Identification: NYC85LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29456.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 30, 1985 in DUANESBURG, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N5197U
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDIDNG TO THE PILOT, HE WAS MAKING A LOW PASS OVER DUANESBURG AIRPORT TO OBSERVE THE AREA BEFORE LANDING. WHILE OVER THE AIRPORT, THE ENGINE QUIT AND HE HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON ROUTE 20. THE PASS WAS MADE AT ABOUT 300 TO 400 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES AT AND NEAR THE DUANESBURG AIRPORT, THEY SAW AN AIRCRAFT MAKE A PASS OVER THE AIRPORT AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE AND FAST SPEED. THE ENGINE WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING WIDE OPEN. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A STEEP CLIMB AND A LEFT TURN PRIOR TO DESCENDING QUICKLY OUT OF SIGHT.

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:

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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