NTSB Identification: CHI83LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22694.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 1983 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N2198F
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.
THE ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING OFF ARPT AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER ON THE APPROACH. THE PLT SAID HE WAS USING FUEL FROMTHE RIGHT ENGINE WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED TO SPUTTER. THE PLT SWITCHED TO THE LEFT TANK AND TRIED TO RESTART THE ENGINE TO NO AVAIL. THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A SOFT UNEVEN FIELD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND TO BE EMPTY AND THE SELECTOR WAS TO THE LEFT TANK WHICH WAS ABOUT HALF FULL. AIR WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL LINES. THE ACFT CARRIED700 LBS OF CARGO WHICH WAS NOT SECURED IN THE ACFT. THE LANDING TOOK PLACE ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE ARPT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
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