NTSB Identification: SEA86LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32756.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 06, 1986 in ST. JOHN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N2262T
Injuries: 2 Minor,4 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.

AFTER RUNNING A FUEL TANK DRY IN FLIGHT, THE PLT SWITCHED FUEL TANKS BUT FAILED TO ASSURE THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE DETENT. THE ENGINE QUIT RUNNING AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN ROUGH TERRAIN.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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