NTSB Identification: SEA85LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29108.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 30, 1985 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA T210-L, registration: N15ES
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.

THE PILOT FAILED TO INSURE THAT ADEQUATE FUEL WAS AVAILABLE FOR THE FLIGHT. A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS WAS NOT DONE. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH GEAR DOWN AND FLAPS UP-CONTRARY TO THE RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR FORCED LANDING ONTO ROUGH TERRAIN AS RECOMMENDED IN THE PILOT'S OPERATING HANDBOOK. THE PILOT ALSO LANDED WITH A MODERATE TAILWIND INCREASING HIS GROUND SPEED BY AT LEAST 10 KNOTS.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT SELECTED..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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

GEAR RETRACTION..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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