NTSB Identification: MIA88LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35996.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 1988 in KEY WEST, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N739DQ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

ACCORDING TO THE PLT HE WAS ON A FISH SPOTTING FLIGHT. THE ACFT LOST POWER. THE PLT DITCHED IN THE OCEAN. HE WAS PICKED UP BY A PASSING BOAT & TAKEN TO KEY WEST, FL. HE STATED THAT DUE TO THE PAST HISTORY OF THIS ACFT, HIS OPINION WAS THAT THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS WAS A FAILURE OF THE MAGNETOS. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED, THEREFORE, THE ENGINE COULD NOT BE EXAMINED.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,TOTAL

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