NTSB Identification: ATL86LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30217.
Accident occurred Monday, November 11, 1985 in PADUCAH, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N9473Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

AFTER BEING CLEARED FOR DESCENT TO 4,000 FT AND TO THE LOCALIZER THE ACFT LOST TWO WAY COMMUNICATIONS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE LOST HIS HSI AND RADIO'S. HOWEVER, HE WAS ABLE TO FLY IN THE AREA AROUND THE VORTAC FOR ALMOST AN HOUR BEFORE HE DESCENDED THROUGH A OPENING IN THE CLOUDS AND REACHED QLEAR WEATHER UNDER THE OVERCAST. THE PLT COULD NOT LOCATE THE ARPT, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING THE FORCED LANDING. ARTCC COULD HEAR THE PLT TRANSMITTING OCCASIONALLY BUT HE NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED ARTCC INSTRUCTIONS. THE PLT MADE NO ATTEMPT TO FLY TO HIS ALTERNATE.THE ACFT HAD A BACKUP ELECTRICAL VACUUM SYSTEM THAT WAS TESTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND FOUND TO BE OPERATIONAL.

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

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..NOT RECEIVED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,VACUUM PUMP..JAMMED


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,VACUUM PUMP..SEPARATION

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