NTSB Identification: LAX82FA258
Accident occurred Friday, July 16, 1982 in SANTA ANA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N59242
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

ABOUT 3 MI SE OF THE ARPT, WITH GEAR DOWN & FULL FLAPS, THE ENG FUEL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO & THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLTDID NOT DECLARE AN EMERGENCY, BUT ADVISED TOWER THAT THE ACFT LOST THE FUEL PRESSURE. THE PLT WAS THEN CLEARED FOR A LANDING ON RWY 19R. AS HE WAS DESCENDING ON BASE LEG FOR 19R, THE PLT REALIZED HE COULD NOT LAND ON 19R & ELECTED TO LAND ON THE TAXIWAY PERPENDICULAR TO THE APCH ENDS OF RWYS 19L & 19R. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN AIRPORT FREQUENCY SIGN, THEN VEERED AND COLLIDED WITH N2MU HOLDING FOR DEPARTURE ON 19R. THE FUEL PUMP CAVITY WAS FOUND CONTAMINATED WITH RUST & WATER. IN 12/79 NTSB ISSUED 2 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE CESSNA 200 SERIES ACFT FUEL VAPOR PROBLEMS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..INADEQUATE

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE DESIGN..PRODUCTION/DESIGN PERSONNEL

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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