NTSB Identification: MIA93LA162.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 24, 1993 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6091M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PRIVATE PILOT WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT WHEN THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS TURNED ON AND AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM WAS NOTICED, FOLLOWED BY A DECREASE IN ENGINE RPM. THE PILOT CONDUCTED A FORCED LANDING TO THE OCEAN ADJACENT TO THE BEACH. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE ASSEMBLY AND ACCESSORIES BY AN AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT MECHANIC WITH INSPECTION AUTHORITY REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PRECRASH FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE FOR THE REPORTED PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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

A REPORTED PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS, RESULTING IN A FORCED LANDING AND SUBSEQUENT DITCHING IN THE OCEAN.

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