NTSB Identification: LAX86LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30345.
Accident occurred Monday, November 04, 1985 in HILO, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N9958J
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 BECAME AWARE OF THE ACFT'S UNANTICIPATED LOW FUEL STATE WHEN THE ENG FAILED WHILE OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN, APRX 900 MILES FROM HIS DESTINATION. HE RESTARTED THE ENG BUT ESTIMATED THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FUEL REMAINING TO REACH HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION. HE SOLICITED ASSISTANCE FROM NAVY AND COAST GUARD ACFT TO HELP HIM LOCATE A SHIP NEAR WHICH HE MIGHT DITCH. A SHIP WAS LOCATED AND THE PLT DITCHED HIS ACFT APRX 700 MILES SHORT OF HIS DESTINATION. THE PLT SUSPECTED THERE WAS A LEAK IN THE HOPPER AS IT LOST APRX 150 GALLONS OF FUEL IN 1 HOUR.

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

FLUID,FUEL..INADEQUATE

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

FUEL SYSTEM..LEAK

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