NTSB Identification: LAX85FA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25865.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 1984 in SAN PEDRO, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N7470E
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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.
THE ACFT WAS ON A 3.5 MILE FINAL APPROACH TO TORRENCE ARPT WHEN THE PILOT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT THE LOS ANGELES, WEST BASIN HARBOR. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AND ASSOCIATED FUEL LINES AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP WAS TESTED AND FOUND TO BE DEVELOPING LESS THAN THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFIED PRESSURE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL PUMP REVEALED A BRITTLE AND CRACKED RUBBER DIAPHRAM. THE ENGINE HAD A TOTAL TIME OF 2,932 HOURS, 982 HOURS SMOH AND THE ORIGINAL SAFETY WIRES WERE STILL IN USE ON THE FUEL PUMP.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..OTHER
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..PRESSURE TOO LOW
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