NTSB Identification: SEA84LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24343.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 25, 1984 in BEND, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA T21OL, registration: N2223S
Injuries: 4 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.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE DEPARTED BOULDER CITY, NV WITH 92 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD. ABOUT 4 HRS & 10 MIN LATER, HE WAS FORCED TO LAND WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. ACCORDING TO HIM, THE FUEL GAGES HAD BEEN INDICATING NORMAL WITH AN INDICATION OF 18 GAL IN THE LEFT TANK & 12 GAL IN THE RIGHT. DURING THE LANDING AT A NEARBY STRIP, HE DELAYED EXTENDING THE LANDING GEAR TO ASSURE CLEARING A FENCE. HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN BEFORE THE GEAR WAS FULLY EXTENDED. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATING HANDBOOK, THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE CONSUMED ABOUT 66 GAL OF FUEL DURING THE FLT. A FUEL STAIN & LOOSE RIVETS WERE FOUND NEAR AN INSPECTION PLATE UNDER THE LEFT WING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)
ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION
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