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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 11858
Last updated: 11 December 2021
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Date:17-SEP-1981
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N438SB
MSN: 27-2476
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:80 mi W of Guantanamo Bay -   Cuba
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Miami, Florida
Destination airport:Kingston, Jamaica
Narrative:
Crashed 17 September 1981 en route between Miami, Florida, USA and Kingston, Jamaica. Pilot transmitted that he had 30 minutes of fuel left, when position reported as being 80 miles West of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Aircraft disappeared from radar 3 minutes later. Pilot stated engines quit. Per the NTSB report:

AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-2 ENGINES
EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER

Injury and damage index presumed, as no trace of the aircraft wreckage or the 32-year-old pilot (sole person on board was ever found).

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=25240&key=0
https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N438SB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
13-Mar-2015 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2017 07:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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