NTSB Identification: DFW06CA034.
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Accident occurred Monday, November 28, 2005 in Kirbyville, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 210M, registration: N761FL
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.

Shortly after lift-off from Runway 31, while approximately 200 feet above ground level (agl), the airplane experienced a complete loss of engine power. In an effort to restore engine power, the 6,600-hour commercial pilot selected the right fuel tank and turned on the electric fuel boost pump to no avail. The pilot extended the landing gear and elected to perform an emergency landing on a road ahead of his flight path. Shortly before touchdown on the road, the nose landing gear collided with a fence post, which sheared the nose gear strut. Upon touchdown, the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane slid approximately 150 feet before coming to rest in an upright position. There was no post impact fire and the pilot was able to egress the airplane unassisted. A detailed examination of the IO-520 engine and fuel system did not reveal any anomalies. The pilot reported the airplane had 60 gallons of fuel on-board at the time of the mishap. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

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

The total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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