NTSB Identification: MIA87LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33696.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 04, 1987 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA TU-206F, registration: N744AP
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 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 PILOT REFUELED FOR THE FLIGHT BY TOPPING OFF THE FUEL TANKS. HE THEN UTILIZED THE LEFT TANK UNTIL IT WAS EMPTY AND SWITCHED TO THE RIGHT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FLIGHT. ABOUT 2 MILES SHORT OF THE DESTINATION THE ENGINE FAILED. THE RIGHT FUEL CAP WAS IMPROPERLY SEATED AND SEALED ALLOWING FUEL TO BE SIPHONED FROM THE TANK WHILE IN FLIGHT. THE ACFT LANDED IN THE 'CLEAR ZONE' FOR RWY 13 AND NOSED OVER WHEN THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..UNLATCHED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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