NTSB Identification: CHI83LA378.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21480.
Accident occurred Friday, August 12, 1983 in TROY, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N732NJ
Injuries: 7 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 COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD USED ALL THE FUEL IN ONE TANK. HE CONTINUED FLT TO TROY-OAKLAND ADVISING DETROIT OF HIS FUEL STATE. DETROIT APPROACH VECTORED HIM TO THE ARPT BUT THE PILOT CLAIMED HE COULD NOT ACTIVATE THE RWY LIGHTS BY KEYING HIS MIKE. HE CIRCLED THE ARPT 6 TIMES BEFORE APPROACHING FOR A DOWNWIND LANDING. TURNING ON BASE LEG FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED. THE RWY LIGHTS WERE OUT OF SERVICE WAS THE SUBJECTOF A NOTAM DATED 8/10/83. THE PILOT HAD PREVIOUSLY USED THIS ARPT WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE PARTIALLY INOPERABLE. THE PILOT AND ARPT MANAGER CHECKED THE LIGHTS THE DAY AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND 30 PERCENT OF THE LIGHTS FUNCTIONED PROPERLY. THE FUEL INJECTOR CONTROL VALVE WAS FOUND TO BE CALIBRATED RICHER THAN CALLED FOR BY THE MFGR'S SPECS.

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

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..PRESSURE EXCESSIVE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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