NTSB Identification: ATL84FA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24086.
Accident occurred Monday, January 30, 1984 in GREENSBORO, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N4447F
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT THE ARPT WX HAD JUST CHANGED TO IFR. HE WAS ASSIGNED AN ALT (2900 FT MSL) & PROVIDED A VECTOR FOR AN ILS APCH. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE PLT ADVISED THAT HE WAS 'HAVING MOTOR DIFFICULTY & NEEDED TO COME STRAIGHT-IN.' HE WAS PROVIDED A VECTOR TO THE ARPT, BUT THE ACFT WAS LOSING ALT FAST. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT LANDED GEAR UP, ON A BOULEVARD, WESTBOUND. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT STRUCK A STEEL STREET SIGN, A WESTBOUND AUTO, 2 STEEL STREET SIGN POSTS & A CONCRETE GUARDRAIL, THEN BURNED. TWO PASSENGERS ESCAPED BY KICKING OUT A LEFT REAR WINDOW & CLIMBING OUT. THE 3RD PASSENGER WAS UNABLE TO EXIT THRU THE WINDOW, WAS SERIOUSLY BURNED & SUBSEQUENTLY DIED. THERE WAS EXCESSIVE FIRE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING. DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING WAS MINIMAL EVEN THOUGHT THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS RUPTURED. ONLY A FEW DROPS OF FUEL WERE OBTAINED FROM THE LEFT TANK. FUEL CALCULATIONS REVEALED THAT THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE CONSUMED ABOUT 44.5 GAL SINCE IT WAS REFUEL. USABLE FUEL IN EACH TANK WAS 44.5 GAL.

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:

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




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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