Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2006 Issue

June 7, 2006, Carson City, Nev. / Cessna P210N

The airplane lost power and collided with objects during a forced landing at 1130 Pacific time, sustaining substantial damage. The Commercial pilot received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was on a left downwind and the pilot had completed the before-landing checklist when the “engine quit producing power.” The pilot performed the emergency checklist but the engine did not restart. According to FAA inspectors, approximately ½ inch of fuel or less remained in the left wing when it was placed in a level position. Slightly more remained in the right fuel tank. According to the pilot, the recovery personnel drained three gallons of fuel from the left fuel tank and five...

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