NTSB Identification: LAX83LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20463.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 09, 1983 in PALM SPRINGS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N1766U
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 PILOT HAD DEPARTED RIVERSIDE WITH AN ESTIMATED 28 GALLONS OF FUEL, 23 GALLONS IN THE LEFT TANK AND ABOUT 5 GALS IN THE RIGHT. HE FLEW TO PALM SPRINGS ON THE LEFT TANK AND BEGAN TO LET DOWN FROM 11,500 FEET. AT 7,000 FT THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT CALLED PALM SPRINGS ABOUT 5 MILES AWAY AND REPORTED HE WAS LOW ON FUEL. THE ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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