NTSB Identification: MIA90LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42237.
Accident occurred Friday, August 10, 1990 in Atlantic Ocean
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N6946D
Injuries: 4 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 STUDENT PILOT DEPARTED SEBASTIAN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA, ENROUTE TO FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMAS, WITH 3 PASSENGERS. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. VFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED. THE AIRPLANE DID NOT ARRIVE AT DESTINATION AIRPORT. A 2 DAY SEARCH WAS INITIATED BY US COAST GUARD, AND TERMINATED WITH NEGATIVE SIGHTINGS. A BODY WAS RECOVERED BY THE US NAVY 9 DAYS LATER, OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA, AND IDENTIFIED BY A MEDICAL EXAMINER, FROM DENTAL RECORDS, AS A PASSENGER FROM THE MISSING AIRPLANE. NO WRECKAGE WAS SIGHTED. THE REMAINING PERSONNEL ARE MISSING AND PRESUMED DEAD. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS UNDETERMINED.

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

UNDETERMINED. THE AIRPLANE IS MISSING.

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