NTSB Identification: MIA86LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31620.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 06, 1986 in MARCO ISLAND, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 36, registration: N9031S
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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

DURING LANDING APCH, THE PLT STATED THAT HE SWITCHED FROM THE LEFT FUEL TANK TO THE RIGHT TANK & SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE ENG FAILED. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG AND A FORCED LDG WAS MADE. AN EXAM OF THE LEFT TANK REVEALED IT TO BE EMPTY WHILE THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED A QUANITY OF FUEL. HE STATED THAT THE TANKS WERE NOT FULL PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND THAT HE HAD BEEN OPERATING DURING THE FLT ON THE LEFT TANK. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ENG FUEL SPIDER OR SPIDER SUPPLY LINES. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL CONTAMINATION.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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