NTSB Identification: MIA91LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45258.
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 1991 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N2983U
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR 4 MONTHS. THE FLT DEPARTED & PROCEEDED OFFSHORE DUE TO REPORTED CONGESTION OVER LAND. THE FLT WAS 14 MILES OFFSHORE WHEN THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT & DITCHED THE ACFT WHICH BECAME INVERTED AFTER TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT EXITED THE ACFT & WAS RESCUED BY A NEARBY BOAT. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED; THEREFORE, NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE REASON FOR THE REPORTED LOSS OF ENG POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO UNDETERMINED REASONS.
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