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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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
C/n / msn: 6260
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane 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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