NTSB Identification: SEA87LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32477.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 28, 1987 in ALDERWOOD MANOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: BEECH B23, registration: N6076N
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT, AFTER EXHAUSTING ALL FUEL IN ONE TANK, FAILED TO SELECT THE REMAINING FUEL TANK DURING HIS APPROACH. HIS UNFAMILIARITY WITH THE MAKE/MODEL OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT IS CONSIDERED A FACTOR IN HIS FAILING TO LOCATE THE FUEL SELECTOR AND SWITCHING TO THE APPROPRIATE FUEL TANK. OBSTRUCTIONS IN THE FORM OF TREES AND A FENCE AS WELL AS DUSK LIGHTING CONDITIONS ALL SERVED TO COMPROMISE THE FORCED LANDING.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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