NTSB Identification: LAX87FAMS4.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34329.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 29, 1987 in MISSING ACFT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65797
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT TOLD FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT HE WAS GOING TO FLY ALONG THE COAST AND RETURN AT NIGHT. HE DID NOT RETURN. THE CIVIL AIR PATROL SEARCHED FOR THE AIRCRAFT AND PILOT FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT SUCCESS. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED AT VAN NUYS AIRPORT, VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, ON AUGUST 29, 1987, AT 1700 PDT. THE AIRCRAFT IS PRESUMED TO BE DESTROYED AND THE PILOT FATALLY INJURED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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