NTSB Identification: MIA85FA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27650.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 03, 1985 in KEY LARGO, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N5103Y
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND SANK NOSE FIRST INTO 15 FEET OF WATER. ON IMPACT THE 25 BALES OF MARIJUANA LOCATED IN THE CABIN OF THE AIRCRAFT SHIFTED FORWARD AND PINNED THE PILOT AND PASSENGER IN THE AIRCRAFT. NO USABLE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT AND NO FUEL WAS REPORTED TO HAVE LEAKED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE DESTINATION OR ORIGIN OF THE FLIGHT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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