NTSB Identification: MIA87LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33507.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1987 in SAN JUAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 337E, registration: N1253M
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 DURING THE BASE LEG WITH 2/3 FLAPS LOWERED THE ACFT ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED LEFT BANK. CONTROL WAS PARTIALLY REGAINED, HOWEVER, THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A SPIN TO THE LEFT. CONTROL WAS NOT ESTABLISHED BEFORE THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE OCEAN WHERE IT RESTS IN APRX 23 FEET OF WATER. THE ACFT HAS NOT BEEN RECOVERED THEREFORE NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF CONTROL DESCRIBED BY THE PLT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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