NTSB Identification: MIA85LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26910.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 29, 1984 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N801BR
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.

ABOUT 5 HRS & 10 MINS AFTER DEPARTURE, BOTH ENGS FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION AT 11,000 FT APRX 40 MILES FROM HAITI. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT WAS USING MORE FUEL THAN NORMAL AND THE DESTN WAS CHANGED ACCORDINGLY. A SHORT TIME AFTER INITIATING THE DIVERT, BOTH ENGS QUIT.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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