NTSB Identification: DEN83LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22062.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in BILLINGS, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N2187F
Injuries: 4 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 NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING DESCENT FOR APPROACH TO LAND. THE PILOT STATED THAT VERY SHORTLY AFTER THE BEGINNING OF DESCENT TO LAND THE ENGINE QUIT AT 5000 FT WHILE HE WAS ACCOMPLISHING THE CHECKLIST. THE PLT SAID LATER THAT HE THOUGHT HE COULD REACH THE RWY BUT THE WINDMILLING PROPELLER CAUSED A HIGH SINK RATE. HE STATED THAT HE THOUGHT HE TRIED TO RESTART THE ENGINE BY SWITCHING TANKS AT LEAST ONCE ('BUT MAYBE TWICE'.) USING BOOST PUMP WITH EACH TANK AND CHANGING MIXTURE SETTING WITH NO SUCCESS. HE THEN HAD TO LAND OFF THE ARPT AND NOSED OVER.AN ONSITE EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE RIGHT TANK AND A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT IN THE LEFT TANK. THERE WAS NO SPILLAGE OR RUPTURES IN EITHER TANK. THE EMERGENCY AIRSTART PROCEDURE FROM THE OPERATING HANDBOOK: 1. 75 KIAS 2. FUEL SELECTOR VALVE AND QUANTITY CHECK 3. MIXTURE-RICH 4.AUX FUEL PUMP ON 3-5 SEC WITH THROTTLE HALF OPEN, THEN OFF 5. IGNITION SWITCH BOTH (OR START IF PROP STOPS) 6. THROTTLE-ADVANCE SLOWLY. PLT HAD NOT FLOWN THIS MODEL ACFT IN 90 DAYS.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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