NTSB Identification: MIA86LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31796.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 27, 1986 in CEDAR KEY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-R, registration: N4524J
Injuries: 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 PLT STATED THAT HE LOST FUEL PRESSURE AND ALL ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ACFT WERE TO NO AVAIL. HE TRIED TO MAKE IT TO CEDAR KEY BUT WAS UNABLE AND DITCHED IN THE OCEAN WATERS 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF CEDAR KEY. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED SUFFICIENT FUEL. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY BLOCKAGE AND NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND DURING A BENCH TEST OF THE FUEL INJECTION SERVO. DETERMINATION COULD NOT BE MADE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE MALFUNCTION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM AS DESCRIBED BY THE PILOT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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