NTSB Identification: MIA84LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24080.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 07, 1984 in GUAYAMA
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N2610X
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 PLT HAD PURCHASED THE ACFT ABOUT 2 WKS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. AFTER CLIMBING ON TOP FOR A X-COUNTRY FLT, HE LOST RADIO COMMUNICATION. HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE ON THE FLT & MAKE POSITION REPORTS IN THE BLIND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED HEADWINDS. LATER, HE REPORTEDLY SMELLED FUEL, THEN THE ENG BEGAN TO SPUTTER. HE DIVERTED TOWARD PUERTO RICO, BUT THE ENG LOST POWER. HE DITCHED THE ACFT ABOUT 2 MI FROM PUNTA POZUELO PENINSULA, PUERTO RICO, ABOUT 5 HRS AFTER TAKING OFF. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL, MAX ENDURANCE AT 65% POWER WAS 5.1 HRS.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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