NTSB Identification: LAX86LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29845.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 11, 1985 in YUBA CITY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 335, registration: N2708X
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 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.

UPON COMPLETING A 35 MIN SIGHT-SEEING FLIGHT THE PLT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN & PREPARED FOR LANDING. WHILE DESCENDING, BOTH ENGINES LOST ALL POWER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE REPOSITIONED THE FUEL SELECTORS TO THE AUX TANKS, POWER WAS RESTORED TO THE LEFT ENGINE, & THE ACFT 'STARTED A VMC ROLL TO THE RIGHT.' AT THE TIME THE ACFT WAS 300 FT AGL. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, THE PLT REDUCED PWR & THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO TERRAIN COMING TO REST 500 YDS FROM THE ARPT. THE PLT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE LOSS OF ENG POWER RUSULTED FROM HIS IMPROPER FUEL MANAGEMENT.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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