NTSB Identification: MIA88LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35751.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 23, 1987 in MARATHON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N5433Y
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.

U.S. COAST GUARD PERSONNEL STATED THAT THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THEY WERE OUT OF FUEL AND WERE DITCHING APPROXIMATELY 110 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARATHON FL. THE PILOTS WERE PICKED UP BY THE COAST GUARD AND WERE TRANSPORTED BACK TO MIAMI.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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