NTSB Identification: MIA87LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35050.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 22, 1987 in TAVERNIER, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206F, registration: N8741Q
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 ACFT DITCHED IN THE ATLANTIC ABOUT 40 MI E OF TAVERNIER, FL DURING AN EXTENDED OVERWATER FLT TO GEORGETOWN, BAHAMAS. THE ACFT SANK AFTER THE ACCIDENT & THE PLT & HIS PAX WERE RESCUED BY THE USCG UNHARMED. THE FIXED BASE OPERATOR WHERE THE ACFT DEPARTED, SAID THE PLT HAD ADVISED THAT THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP WAS INOP & HE WAS DEPENDING ON THE ELECT FUEL PUMP TO SUPPLY FUEL TO THE ENG. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT IS UNKNOWN. THE FLT PLAN WAS CANCELLED SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTURE. THE PLT STATED THAT ABOUT 35 MINS INTO THE FLT, FUEL PRESS DROPPED, & THE ENG SPUTTERED & LOST POWER. THE FIXED BASE OPER STATED THAT ACFT FUEL TANKS HAD BEEN TOPPED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC BOOST PUMP..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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