Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2004 Issue

July 03, 2004, Cheyenne, Wyo. / Cessna T210J

At 1341 Mountain time the aircraft was substantially damaged when it collided with a fence and drainage ditch during an off-airport forced landing at Cheyenne, Wyo. The Private pilot, the sole occupant on board, received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Subsequently, the pilot stated that the engine lost power during his final approach. Post-accident examination by an FAA airworthiness inspector revealed that the bolt and nut that attaches the throttle control cable to the fuel induction was missing. On April 1, 2004, the engine had been removed and inspected for metal contamination, necessitating removing the throttle control cable from the fuel induction....

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