NTSB Identification: MIA84FA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23491.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 11, 1983 in EVERGLADES CITY, FL
Aircraft: TEMCO RALEY D-16A, registration: N704T
Injuries: 3 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.

POWER WAS LOST ON BOTH ENGS SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO TURN TOWARDS THE SHORELINE & LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE WATER WHILE IN A LEFT BANK & CARTWHEELED. THE FUEL LINE BETWEEN THE MAIN FUEL TANK SUMP & THE LEFT FUEL SELECTOR WAS RUPTURED. THE MAIN FUEL TANK & SUMP WERE VOID OF FUEL. A WITNESS AT THE ARPT STATED THAT HE OBSERVED FUEL LEAKING FROM THE ACFT BOTTOM CENTER SECTION WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON THE GROUND. THE MAIN FUEL TANK IS THE 'COMMON FUEL SOURCE' FOR BOTH ENGS WHEN BOTH FUEL SELECTORS ARE POSITIONED TO THE MAIN TANK.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRFRAME..MANUFACTURER

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