NTSB Identification: MIA72AM123
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N3646K

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2205  72/5/15    NO.ATLANTIC OCEAN   PIPER PA-28         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 50, UNK/NR
        TIME - 1242                    N3646K              PX-  0  0  2  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, UNK/NR IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ST.THOMAS,VI                ST.MAARTEN,ANTILLES
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
                                  LOW ON FUEL
        REMARKS- DITCHED NEXT TO SHIP NEARLY OUT OF FUEL.BECAME LOST DUE INADEQUATE NAV EQUIP.PLT & ACFT SANK.

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