NTSB Identification: LAX83LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20733.
Accident occurred Friday, January 28, 1983 in OCOTILLO WELLS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N210DK
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 Minor.

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 ACFT WAS ON A NIGHT SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE LEFT TANK AND THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY. THE PILOT SWITCHED TANKS BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESTART. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE DESERT IN A SKID WITH LEFT WING LOW. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION SHOWED NO FUEL IN LEFT TANK AND ABOUT 2 INCHES OF FUEL IN RIGHT TANK.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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