N8116L King Air ditches in caribbean


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/N811 … /KFXE/TNCC
Looks like they got out OK judging by the photo :open_mouth:
flightaware.com/photos/view/1343 … crafttype/

forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? … c0ff750ef5
According to this forum it was brand new and being ferried to Brazil and they ran out of fuel.


#2

Oops- whats the range on the king air?


#3

About 17.1 miles to little.


#4

From the beech website range is highly dependent on payload

Range: Max Payload 298 nm
Range: Full Fuel/Available Payload 1,236 nm
Range: 4 Passengers 1,192 nm
Range: Ferry 1,310 nm

Their trip was 1,075nm (IF I converted the Statue miles on Flight aware to NM correctly)

So depending on what they were carrying and
how much fuel they should have made it


#5

Range should be stated in time aloft. Headwinds, tailwinds, ISA + etc will get ya.


#6

ever get any more information on this? (fuel mismanagement, fuel leak, other?) it’s been 2 months now…

I’ve been searching NTSB for accident report, but haven’t heard any more about this