NTSB Identification: SEA88LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36971.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1988 in FALLON, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: BEECH N35, registration: N25EM
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ENG LOST POWER ON PRACTICE MISSED APPROACH. FORCED LANDING MADE IN ROUGH TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION REVEALED RIGHT FUEL TANK EMPTY, LEFT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 25 GALS. FUEL SELECTOR HAD NO POSITIVE STOP AT 'OFF' POSITION, NO DETENT FOR RIGHT TANK POSITION. LEFT TANK DETENT FOUND TO BE BETWEEN 'OFF' AND 'RIGHT TANK.'

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..WORN

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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