NTSB Identification: NYC86LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32953.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in DENNIS PORT, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3841P
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS FLYING AT AN ALT OF 800 FT ALONG THE COASTLINE DURING AN AERIAL ADVERTISING FLT AND WAS SWITCHING FROM THE RIGHT FUEL TANK TO THE LEFT WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. THE ACFT WAS THEN DITCHED IN 14 FOOT DEEP WATER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS FULL OF FUEL AND THE RIGHT WAS EMPTY. THE FUEL TANK FILLER CAPS WERE ALSO CHECKED FOR LEAKAGE AND NONE WAS FOUND.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

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

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