NTSB Identification: MIA87LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32814.
Accident occurred Monday, January 12, 1987 in STRAIGHTS OF FL, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 310J, registration: N1204V
Injuries: 2 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 STATED THAT THE FLT DEPARTED GRAND CAYMEN, ON JANUARY 12, 1987, AT APRX 1600 EST. APRX 3 HRS INTO THE FLT THE C.H.T & EXHAUST TEMPERATURES HIT RED LINE ON THE LEFT ENG FOLLOWING A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. HE SECURED THE ENG & THEN NOTICED FUEL BEING SIPHONED OVERBOARD THROUGH THE LEFT MAIN FUEL CAP. THE FUEL SUPPLY WAS EXHAUSTED & THE ACFT WAS DITCHED IN THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA APRX 82 STATUE MILES & 235 DEGS FROM KEY WEST INTL ARPT. ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVTN, CAYMEN ISLANDS, B.W.I., NO RECORD COULD BE FOUND REGARDING THE DEPARTURE OF N1204V ON JANUARY 12, 1987 FROM GRAND CAYMEN. THE ACFT HAS NOT BEEN RECOVERED THEREFORE NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE MALFUNCTION OF THE ENG OR LOSS OF FUEL AS DESCRIBED BY THE PLT.

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