NTSB Identification: MIA77DA019
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5002Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0158  77/1/10    CARIBBEAN SEA       PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 58, 1770
        TIME - 1932                    N5002Y              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 88 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          MIAMI,FL                    SAN JUAN,PR                  S CAICOS,BAHAMS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
                                  LOW ON FUEL
        REMARKS- PLT REPORTED P&N UNK,NEARING FUEL EXHAUSTION,DITCHING.ACFT NOT RCVRD.PLT NOT MULTI-ENG RATED.

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