NTSB Identification: LAX97LA173.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 29, 1997 in HALF MOON BAY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1998
Aircraft: SHOAF CHRISTEN EAGLE II, registration: N61GS
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot and pilot-rated passenger failed to return from a local scenic flight. Radar data was obtained for an aircraft that departed about the same time as the accident aircraft. It was observed in an area known to be a practice area of the owner/pilot. Witnesses saw an aircraft crash into the Pacific Ocean while maneuvering in that area near the time of flight. The aircraft was not found, and the injuries are presumed.

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


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