NTSB Identification: MKC84LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22452.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 1983 in DES MOINES, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N732DZ
Injuries: 2 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 DEPARTED TORONTO, CANADA AT 1927 CST. ABOUT 5 HRS & 1 MIN LATER, THE ENG LOST POWER WHEN THE PLT WAS ON FINAL APCH FOR LANDING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A VEHICLE & A LIGHT POLE WHEN THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A SNOW-COVERED PARKING LOT. DURING AN EXAM OF THE FUEL SYS, AN FAA INSPECTOR FOUND APRX 2 OUNCES OF FUEL IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK, 1 OUNCE IN THE RIGHT TANK & 3 OUNCES IN THE FUEL STRAINER. HE FOUND NO BROKEN FUEL LINES & NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SYPHONING.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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