NTSB Identification: MIA89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38139.
Accident occurred Friday, November 18, 1988 in SAN JUAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N61317
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 ACFT DEPARTED, ENTERED LEFT DOWNWIND LEG FOR TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. WHEN AT MIDFIELD DOWNWIND, THE INSTRUCTOR PLT STATED THE ENG QUIT & HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT. THE ACFT CONTINUED DOWNWIND MOMENTARILY THEN THE INSTRUCTOR PLT TURNED THE ACFT TO LAND AT THE ARPT. UNABLE TO REACH IT, THE ACFT WAS DITCHED APRX 1 MILE FROM THE RWY. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED THEREFORE NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS THE REASON FOR THE REPORTED ENG FAILURE. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THAT WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED PRODUCING POWER THE PROPELLER CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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