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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 29 March 1972
Time:21:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Riley Heron 2D
Operator:Air Pacific
Registration: N19D
C/n / msn: 14109
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:350 km (218.8 mls) off Hawaii, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO/PHTO), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot miscalculated the fuel consumption and flying time. The plane was eventually ditched 215 miles off the coast.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Hilo International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3703 km (2314 miles).

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