Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210N, VH-AOJ, 80km N of Kalbarri WA, 15 February 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was cruising at 2500 feet above ground level when the engine suddenly stopped. The pilot carried out a forced landing in heavy scrub, during which the aircraft was extensively damaged. The pilot declined to provide any information. However, other information obtained indicates that the right wing tank contained 90 litres of fuel and the left wing tank unusable fuel only. The contents of the fuel lines indicated that the engine had stopped as a result of fuel starvation. No defects were found which may have contributed to the accident.

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General details
Date: 15 February 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1058    
Location: 80km N of Kalbarri    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 03 August 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-AOJ  
Serial number 21064398  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Jandakot WA  
Departure time 0855  
Destination Carnarvon WA