NTSB Identification: SEA85LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29207.
Accident occurred Friday, August 30, 1985 in CAMANO ISLAND, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA T210-M, registration: N761VV
Injuries: 3 Minor,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 PLT FAILED TO VISUALLY VERIFY THE FUEL ON BOARD PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND HE WAS AWARE THAT ONE FUEL GAGE WAS INACCURATE.A TOTAL LOSS OF PWR OCCURRED OVER WATER APRX 30 MILES FROM THE INTENDED DESTINATION ARPT. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO REACH LAND DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT. THE ACFT CONTACTED HEDGES DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. A MECHANIC WHO INSPECTED THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REPORTED 1 GALLON OF FUEL REMAINED ON BOARD. NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE WAS FOUND AT THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION




Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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