NTSB Identification: SEA84LA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24391.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, April 30, 1984 in VANCOUVER, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N93186
Injuries: 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT'S CALCULATIONS, THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE HAD ENOUGH FUEL ON BOARD FOR 8.4 HRS OF FLT. HOWEVER, AFTER ABOUT 5.6 HRS OF FLT TIME, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A WHEELS-UP LANDING. THE PLT SAID THAT THE LEFT FUEL GAGE WAS NOT WORKING, SO HE USED FUEL FROM THAT TANK 1ST, THEN SELECTED THE RIGHT FUEL TANK. DURING THE LAST 15 TO 20 MIN OF FLT, THE RIGHT FUEL GAGE SHOWED A RAPID DECREASE OF THE FUEL. THE ENG LOST POWER AFTER THE RIGHT FUEL GAGE DECREASED TO ZERO. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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