NTSB Identification: FTW84LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23737.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 13, 1983 in PORT ARTHUR, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N4894C
Injuries: 1 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 CRASH LANDED IN A MUDDY FIELD ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE ARPT AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND FOUND TO HAVE AN EMPTY LEFT FUEL TANK. THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED 16 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN ALTERNATING TANKS AND SWITCHED TO THE RIGHT TANK BEFORE LANDING AND THE ENGINE QUIT.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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