NTSB Identification: MIA87LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33576.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 13, 1987 in CARIBBEAN SEA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N4346W
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 BECAME DISORIENTED WHILE FLYING FROM SAINT LUCIA TO SAINT VINCENT AFTER HE INCORRECTLY SELECTED THE WRONG STATION WHEN NAVIGATING USING THE ADF. HE CONTACTED ATC WHO ADVISED HIM TO CLIMB & WAS ADVISED THAT THE FLT WAS APRX 20 MILES WEST OF SAINT VINCENT. THE ENG THEN QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION & THE ACFT WAS DITCHED NEXT TO A VESSEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

NAVIGATION RECEIVER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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