NTSB Identification: MIA91LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45347.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, August 04, 1991 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: Aero Commander 500-698, registration: N3840C
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 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.

WHILE IN LEVEL FLIGHT THE PILOT REPORTED BOTH ENGINES FAILED AND ALL ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THEM WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PILOT THEN DITCHED THE AIRPLANE IN THE OCEAN, AND IT SANK AND WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE PILOT AND THREE PASSENGERS WERE RESCUED 2 DAYS LATER. ACCORDING TO FUEL CONSUMPTION ESTIMATES THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADEQUATE FUEL FOR THE ENTIRE FLIGHT AND A RESERVE.

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

AN INFLIGHT LOSS OF POWER OF BOTH ENGINES FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS FOLLOWED BY A DITCHING IN THE OCEAN.

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