NTSB Identification: MIA83LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23064.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1983 in W. PALM BEACH, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PT 6A-28, registration: N831PC
Injuries: 3 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON AN OVER WATER FLT, BOTH ENGS LOST POWER & THE PLT DITCHED THE ACFT AT SEA. BEFORE DITCHING, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS OUT OF FUEL, THE ATC CONTROLLER CONTACTED A US COAST GUARD HELICOPTER THAT WAS ON HIS FREQUENCY & REQUESTED ASSISTANCE. THE HELICOPTER WAS FLOWN TO THE DITCHING AREA & THE DOWNED PERSONNEL WERE RESCUED.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID..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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