N23BT, a Cessna 310 flying from Monterey, CA to Hawaii ran out of fuel and had to ditch about 15 miles short. Pilot is OK, full story is on CNN.
oops. looks like he should have done what he did two days earlier.
Direct: 2,319 sm
Planned: 2,326 sm
Flown: 2,908 sm
How reliable is that last number? The track doesn’t look like he took the scenic route, but if the flown distance is correct, I can see how he could run out of fuel.
Direct: 2,016 nm
Flown: 2,024 nm
Here we go again…
Diverted back to SMX 2 days prior…
I bet he had a nagging feeling about the return (see the name of the owner).