NTSB Identification: SEA06CA017.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, November 16, 2005 in Salt Lake City, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna T210M, registration: N6029N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
En route to the destination airport the pilot had leaned the mixture. During the turn from base leg to final the pilot noticed his airspeed was getting slow. After advancing the throttle forward and getting no response, the engine lost power. The pilot then retracted the flaps from 20 degrees to full up in order to extend his glide. The airplane subsequently impacted the ground 150 feet from the approach end of the runway and nosed over. The pilot reported that the mixture control was not in the FULL RICH position for landing, and that he didn't use the BEFORE LANDING checklist, which calls for the mixture control to be in the RICH position. A post accident examination of the airplane, which included running the engine, revealed no anomalies which would have precluded normal operations.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of the pilot's improper in-flight decision not to use the before landing checklist. A factor which contributed to the accident was the improper position of the mixture control. Full narrative available
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