NTSB Identification: FTW02LA208.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 2002 in Sherman, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 210A, registration: N9466X
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 pilot ascertained that each wing fuel tank contained approximately 14 gallons of fuel before departing for a 10 minute flight. The pilot reported that the fuel selector was in the right tank position for the entire flight. The airplane was on approach to the destination airport, in a left bank, at 800 feet agl, when the engine lost total power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine three times from both fuel tanks; however, was unsuccessful. Subsequently, a forced landing was executed to a vacant parking lot adjacent to a gas station, two miles northeast of the destination airport. Examination of the airplane revealed that the fuel selector was in the right tank position and the fuel boost pump was in the "ON" position. The left fuel tank did not contain any fuel and the right fuel tank contained 13 gallons of fuel.

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

fuel starvation. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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