CHI07LA129
CHI07LA129

On May 3, 2007, about 1455 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 210, N7462E, was substantially damaged following a loss of engine power while on final approach to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (YNG), Youngstown/Warren, Ohio. The airplane impacted terrain about one-half mile from the approach end of runway 5 at YNG. The airline transport pilot, the only occupant, was not injured. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight was operating on an instrument flight plan. The flight departed Capital City Airport (LAN), Lansing, Michigan, at 1324 and was en route to YNG. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that he was conducting a visual approach to runway 5 (5,002 feet by 150 feet, concrete). He stated that approximately two to three miles from the runway, he "experienced engine failure." He reported that he completed the emergency recall items, however he could not get the engine to restart. The pilot reported that he was not able to make the runway, so he "banked right for the least congested area adjacent to the nearest road." The airplane struck the top of an unoccupied van in a junkyard, the right wing hit a tree, the left wing contacted an electric utility pole, and the airplane continued through a 6 foot tall chain link fence before coming to rest on a road.

A Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness inspector examined the airplane wreckage. The inspection of the airplane revealed that the right wing fuel tank was compromised by impact damage, but the tank still contained 15 gallons of fuel. The left wing fuel tank was intact and it contained 25 gallons of fuel. The fuel selector was determined to be in the "ON" position. The mixture control was functional.

The examination of the engine after the accident revealed: 1) Both left and right magnetos produced a spark at all leads; 2) both electric fuel pumps delivered fuel, the engine driven fuel pump delivered fuel, and the fuel injectors delivered fuel; 3) all of the cylinders produced compression; and 4) engine continuity from the propeller to the valve train was confirmed.

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