NTSB Identification: ATL84FA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23124.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1983 in COLUMBIA, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA 210A, registration: N9491X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A WALL DURING A DOWNWIND FORCED LANDING. THE ENGINE HAD QUIT AT 200 FT AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT TURNED RIGHT WITH THE GEAR UP. HE LANDED ON A FOOTBALL FIELD AND BOUNCED DOWN A TRACK FIELD INTO A FENCE AND WALL. WHEN THE ENGINE WAS EXAMINED A FUEL HOSE THAT CONNECTED THE PUMP TO THE CONTROL WAS FOUND SEPARATED. THE ENTIRE HOSE WAS BADLY DETERIORATED AND BRITTLE. IT BROKE IN 2 MORE PLACES WHILE BEING LOOSENED. OTHERWISE THE ENGINE APPEARED CAPABLE OFNORMAL OPERATION. THERE WAS FUEL ABOARD THE ACFT. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND BETWEEN POSITIONS AND THE PLT CONFIRMED MOVING IT IN TRYING TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE FUEL CONTROL FINGER SCREEN HAD LINT OVER ABOUT 20-25 PERCENT OF ITS SURFACE. IT ALSO HAD AN UNAUTHORIZED AND DETERIORATED 'O' RING IN PLACE OF A GASKET.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..DETERIORATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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