NTSB Identification: SEA85LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27502.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 16, 1985 in TACOMA, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8300Z
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.

THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATIVE WHILE ON RIGHT BASE FOR RWY 35 DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT RAN THE LEFT TANK DRY. THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED FULL FUEL. THE PLT HAD BEEN USED TO FLYING CESSNA'S.

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:

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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