NTSB Identification: FTW83FA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21656.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 15, 1983 in ALEXANDRIA, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA P210, registration: N4880P
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT MADE EXCESSIVELY STEEP TURNS AT LOW ALTITUDE AND THE ENGINE LOST POWER. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THAT FOLLOWEDTHE ACFT STRUCK A TREE AND ROLLED INVERTED. IT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. FROM THE AMOUNT OF FUEL ABOARD AT TAKEOFF AND THE FLT TIME THE FUEL IN THE TANK BEING USED WAS DOWN TO ABOUT 1/4 OF A TANK. THE HANDBOOKSTATES THAT AT THIS FUEL LEVEL FUEL OUTLETS CAN BE UNCOVERED IN UNCOORDINATED SLIPS OR SKIDS WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL STARVATION.

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

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

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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