NTSB Identification: LAX86LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30093.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 05, 1985 in SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA P210R, registration: N5298A
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.

WHILE DESCENDING FROM 9,500 TO 5,000 FT MSL, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG SUDDENLY LOST ALL POWER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG & MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT A NEARBY ARPT. THE PLT, WHO HAD ENTERED THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR THE 8,251 FOOT LONG RWY, MISJUDGED HIS APPROACH, LANDED DIAGONALLY TO THE RWY, COLLIDED WITH A DITCH & NOSED OVER. THE ACFT WAS TESTED FOLLOWING ITS RECOVERY AND ALL SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE ENG OPERATED NORMALLY. THE CAUSE OF THE NON-MECHANICAL COMPLETE PWR LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE PLT DID NOT HAVE A CURRENT BFR & HAD A TOTAL OF 13.2 HOURS IN THIS AIRCRAFT, WHICH HE HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..INADEQUATE





Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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