NTSB Identification: MIA83FA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21759.
Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 1983 in LEESBURG, FL
Aircraft: BEECH C45H, registration: N69K
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A LAKE DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINES QUIT. THE PIC HAD GONE FOR A LOCAL FLT WITH A PLT/PASSENGER. AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF FLT HE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY FUEL. THE ACFT WAS ON AN APPROACH TO RETURN WHEN BOTH ENGINES BEGAN TO CUT OUT. THE ACFT DID NOT MAKE THE RWY AND IMPACTED IN THE LAKE. THE OCCUPANTS WERE ABLE TO EVACUATE AND WERE PICKED UP BY FISHERMEN. THE ACFT CAME TO REST ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE. THE ACFT HAD JUST COMPLETED A CROSS-COUNTRY WITH THE SAME PIC AND NO REFUELING WAS ACCOMPLISHED.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..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

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