NTSB Identification: ANC89FA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38993.
Accident occurred Friday, June 16, 1989 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N6908D
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DRG FLT, THE PLT RPRTD THE ACFT WAS LOW ON FUEL. HE INDICATED HE WAS GOING TO DITCH THE ACFT IN COOK INLET, ABOUT ONE MILE OFF SHORE, NEAR 'WEST FORELANDS.' NEITHER THE ACFT NOR THE OCCUPANTS WERE FOUND, EXCEPT A MAIN WHEEL & STRUT WERE FOUND IN THE WATER NEAR CAPE NINILCHICK THAT MATCHED THE COLOR & DESCRIPTION OF THE ACFT.

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

INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT BY THE PILOT AND FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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