NTSB Identification: LAX86LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32748.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 12, 1986 in HANAKULI, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA A150K, registration: N8467M
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 WAS DITCHED IN PACIFIC OCEAN AFTER THE ENG QUIT. RECOVERED INBOARD PORTION OF LEFT WING SHOWED GAS TANK CAP MISSING. THE DITCHING OCCURRED 1 MILE FROM SHORE AND THE OCCUPANTS WERE PICKED UP UNHARMED AFTER 20 MINUTES IN THE WATER. THE PLT SAID THE ENG MADE A SOUND 'LIKE A RUSH OF AIR, A SLIGHT COUGH AND THEN SILENCE.'

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..UNLOCKED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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