NTSB Identification: MIA84LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24376.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 22, 1984 in PAHOKEE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N37967
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 CRUISING AT 1000 FT MSL WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DITCHED IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE. THEPLT STATED THAT AFTER THE ACFT WAS RECOVERED FROM THE LAKE, FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK. ALSO, HE STATED 'APPEARS VENT ON FUEL TANK CAP WAS NOT PROPERLY VENTED. ENGINE STARVED FOR FUEL.'

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER

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

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..INADEQUATE

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