NTSB Identification: LAX82DA126
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 01, 1982 in WINTERS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 206-F, registration: N35919
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AFTER TAKEOFF AS THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED THROUGH 550 FEET AGL THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT AROUND AND LAND ON A TAXIWAY BUT LANDED IN A SOFT AREA NEAR IT. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT SLID ACROSS THE TAXIWAY AND CAME TO A STOP. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL CAP ON THE RIGHT WING WAS NOT PROPERLY SECURED AND A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK. IN ADDITION THE AIRCRAFT HAD SAT OUT IN SEVERAL SEVERE RAINSTORMS FOR OVER A PERIOD OF A MONTH.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..LOOSE

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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