NTSB Identification: MIA87LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32900.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 20, 1987 in Key West, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757DW
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT FAILED TO CALCULATE FUEL CONSUMPTION FOR THE INTENDED ROUTE OF FLT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. APRX 55 MINUTES INTO THE FLT THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE ACFT WAS THEN DITCHED IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..EXHAUSTION

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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