NTSB Identification: CHI88FAMS1.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37495.
Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 1988 in WARSAW, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4878G
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AIRCRAFT DEPARTED DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS AND WAS DECLARED MISSING AFTER FAILING TO ARRIVE AT ITS STATED DESTINATION. THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF FLIGHT CROSSED A LARGE BODY WATER AND A LOCAL LAKESHORE RESIDENT REPORTED HEARING AN AIRPLANE STRIKE THE WATER. NO WRECKAGE OR DEBRIS HAS BEEN RECOVERED. ACCIDENT LOCATION, TIME AND INJURIES ARE PRESUMED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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