NTSB Identification: MIA87LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31845.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 14, 1986 in CARIBBEAN SEA
Aircraft: CESSNA U206F, registration: N8147Q
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 ACFT WAS DESTROYED UPON DITCHING IN THE OCEAN AFTER SUSTAINING ENG FAILURE SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT STATED THAT HE CHECKED THE FUEL TANKS WITH A CALIBRATED DIP-STICK AND DETERMINED THERE WAS 20 GALS OF FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK AND 15 GALS IN THE RIGHT TANK. HE STATED THAT HE DRAINED THE ENG FUEL SUMP & THE TWO WING SUMPS DURING HIS PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT BUT DID NOT DRAIN THE TWO UNDER-BELLY SUMPS AS HE DID NOT KNOW OF THEIR EXISTENCE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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