NTSB Identification: LAX88LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37325.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1988 in DANA POINT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6226G
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

DURING A FISH SPOTTING OPERATION OVER THE OCEAN, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND VIBRATE. THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND THE AIRPLANE WAS DITCHED IN THE OCEAN. THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ENG LOST POWER THEN SEIZED. THE STARTER WOULD ENGAGE BUT WOULD NOT ROTATE THE ENGINE. THE DEPTH OF THE WATER AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS APPROX 3600 FT.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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