NTSB Identification: MIA87LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33376.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 05, 1987 in FT.LAUDERDALE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-125, registration: N9663H
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.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE TOWING A BANNER APRX 200-300 YARDS OFFSHORE AT AN ALT OF APRX 500 FT THE ENG SPUTTERED, THEN QUIT. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART IT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE BANNER WAS THEN RELEASED & THE ACFT WAS DITCHED IN THE OCEAN. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE & CORRESPONDING SYSTEMS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-CRASH MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE REASON FOR THE ENG FAILURE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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