NTSB Identification: LAX88LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36537.
Accident occurred Monday, May 23, 1988 in BIG BEAR CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5083D
Injuries: 2 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.

JUST AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE OFF THE AIRPORT IN A LAKE. . THE AIRPLANE PARTIALLY SANK. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED TO A MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR EXAMINATION. NO PREEXISTING MALFUNCTIONS OR MECHANICAL FAILURES COULD BE FOUND. THE ENGINE COULD NOT BE RUN DUE TO EXTENSIVE IMPACT DAMAGE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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