NTSB Identification: MIA82FA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 20, 1982 in ORLANDO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N3318S
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Uninjured.

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 PASSENGER STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED WITH BOTH FUEL TANKS INDICATING ABOUT 1/4 FULL. AT 2113 THE PILOT REPORTED TO HERNDON TOWER THAT HE HAD AN ENGINE FAILURE. ACCORD TO THE SURVIVING PASSENGER, THE ONLY THING HE SAW THE PILOT DO AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT WAS TO PUMP THE THROTTLE SEVERAL TIMES. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN LAKE BARTON ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 25. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED 1/2 GALLON AND THE LEFT 12 GALLONS OF 100LL FUEL. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON THE LEFT MAIN TANK AND THE BOOST PUMP WAS FOUND IN THE OFF POSITION.

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

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

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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