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Status:Final
Date:Monday 11 December 1978
Time:06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J (DC-3)
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N133AC
MSN: 6260
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Port Mayaca, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Port Mayaca, FL, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft, carrying 5000 lb of marijuana, crashed as a result of fuel starvation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
pilot in command - attempted operation beyond experience/ability level
miscellaneous - unqualified person operated aircraft
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Douglas-C-49J-N133AC
accident date: 11-12-1978
type: Douglas C-49J (DC-3)
registration: N133AC
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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