NTSB Identification: MIA83LA039
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 27, 1982 in FT. MYERS, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25341
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.

DURING A NIGHT, VFR FLIGHT TO OPA LOCKA, FLORIDA, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER AND WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE EVERGLADE SWAMPS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RECOVERED FROM 3 FEET OF WATER IN AN UPSIDE DOWN POSITION. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLOWN 2.6 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM TAMPA.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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