NTSB Identification: SEA82FYM21
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 17, 1982 in HOOD RIVER, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N756XW
Injuries: 3 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 ENG FAILED AS THE PLT SWITCHED FROM THE LEFT TO RIGHT TANK WHILE TURNING BASE. HE TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMP BUT THE ENG DID NOT START. HE SWITCHED BACK TO THE LEFT TANK & TURNED ON THE HIGH BOOST. THE ENG FAILED TO START & THE ACFT CRASHED INTO AN APPLE ORCHARD. THE PASSENGER (ALSO A PLT) STATED THAT THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG WITH FULL THROTTLE, FULL MIXTURE & BOOST PUMP ON. IN THIS MODEL ACFT, IF THE ENG-DRIVEN FUEL PUMP IS FUNCTIONING & THE AUX PUMP SWITCH IS PLACED IN THE ON POSITION, AN EXCESSIVELY RICH FUEL/AIR RATIO IS PRODUCED UNLESS THE MIXTURE IS LEANED.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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