NTSB Identification: MIA84LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25099.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 06, 1984 in MARATHON, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N4499B
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 COAST GUARD WAS ALERTED TO A DITCHED ACFT IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN NEAR MARATHON, FL. THE CG FOUND THE WRECKAGE OF A PA-31 AND 27 BALES OF MARIJUANA IN AND AROUND THE WRECKAGE. TWO MEN IN A LIFE RAFT, WHOSE COVER WAS STILL IN THE ACFT, WERE ARRESTED. ATTEMPTS TO REACH THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE ACFT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

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

FLT WITH INADQT EN ROUTE/DESTN FACILITIES..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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