NTSB Identification: MIA88LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36296.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 1988 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N75033
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT THE ENG STARTED RUNNING ROUGH. HE DECIDED TO DIVERT TO ALT APRT 15 MILES AWAY. WHILE ENROUTE, THE PLT STATED THAT HE HEARD A 'CLANKING' NOISE AND OIL SPRAYED THE WINDSHEILD. THE ENG LOST ALL POWER. THE A/C WAS DITCHED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND SANK. A/C WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE PLT AND PAX WERE RESCUED BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD.

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

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