NTSB Identification: MIA82FA092
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 06, 1982 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/06/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: Y207P
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.

REPORTEDLY, THE LEFT ENGINE QUIT DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL WITH THE GEAR AND FLAPS DOWN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE IMMEDIATELY CHECKED THE FUEL SELECTOR HANDLES TO BE SURE THEY WERE BOTH IN THE INDENT, WHICH THEY WERE. HE THEN TURNED THE RIGHT SELECTOR TO THE "LEFT MAIN" POSITION. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE RIGHT ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON THE BEACH. HE MOVED THE GEAR HANDLE UP AND TURNED TO PARALLEL THE BEACH. JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, HE SAW A MAN SITTING DIRECTLY IN HIS PATH AND MANEUVERED TO LAND CLOSER TO THE WATER ON SLOPING TERRAIN. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE RIGHT WING DUG INTO THE SAND AS THE AIRCRAFT CRASH LANDED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK WAS ABOUT 2/3 FULL, THE RIGHT AUX TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 5 GAL OF FUEL AND THE LEFT MAIN AND AUX TANKS WERE EMPTY.

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 SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..INOPERATIVE

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

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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