NTSB Identification: ATL83FA340.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22020.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1983 in PLEASANT GROVE, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N20MS
Injuries: 1 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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER AS HE WAS APPROACHING HIS DESTINATION WITH THE LEFT MAIN FUEL GAGE INDICATING 1/2 FULL. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING THE LEFT WING TIP HIT A UTILITY POLE PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. THE ACFT THEN COLLIDED WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE. ALL USABLE FUEL HAD BEEN CONSUMED. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN EXTENDED RANGE FUEL SYSTEM PER STC SA2162WE & THE PLT HAD EXPECTED A FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 75 PPH. HOWEVER, ACTUAL FUEL CONSUMPTION WAS 88.5 PPH. THE PLT ESTIMATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN 970 MI WHEN THE ENG QUIT. HE EXPECTED A RANGE OF 1100 MI.

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INCORRECT

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