NTSB Identification: SEA86LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32227.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 24, 1986 in SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7405T
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.

THE PILOT WAS FLYING THE AIRCRAFT AT A LOW ALTITUDE IN ORDER TO SPOT FISH. HE RAN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK DRY CAUSING THE ENGINE TO QUIT. HE WAS UNABLE TO SWITCH FUEL TANKS AND ATTEMPT A RESTART DUE TO HIS LOW ALTITUDE. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE CLOSE TO THE SHORELINE WHERE TREES WERE STRUCK DURING FORCED LANDING.

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 USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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