NTSB Identification: FTW96LA044.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 27, 1995 in PORT ARTHUR, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N714AS
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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The pilot programmed a detailed flight log for his intended cross-country flight along the gulf coast. A weather briefing was obtained, and the weather for the route of flight remained VMC. The airplane departed at approximately 1530. Concerned relatives reported the airplane missing after it failed to arrive at its proposed refueling stop. A search was coordinated and conducted by the Civil Air Patrol. The body of the pilot washed ashore 7 days after his departure. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was drowning in the ocean. No trace of the remains of the airplane were found. The airplane was presumed to have been destroyed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:


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