NTSB Identification: MIA84FA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23787.
Accident occurred Friday, December 09, 1983 in PORT RICHIE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N3719
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 TREES DURING A NIGHT FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE SURVIVING PASSENGER SAID HE HAD METTHE TWO PLTS IN A BAR WHERE THEY DRANK BEER. THEY LATER WENT TO THE ARPT AND FLEW X-COUNTRY ABOUT 70 MILES TO EAT & HAVE MORE BEER. THEY TOOK OUT BEER FOR THE RETURN TRIP. DURING THE FLT BACK THE ENGINE QUIT, WAS RESTARTED & QUIT AGAIN.THE PASSENGER STATED THERE WAS NO FIRE BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FUEL. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN EITHER TANK. A CARDBOARD BOX LINED WITH PLASTIC CONTAINING UNMELTED ICE & BEER WAS FOUND ON THE BACK SEAT FLOOR. THE TWO PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS WERE 0.217% & 0.386%.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..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

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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