NTSB Identification: MIA87LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34344.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 20, 1987 in HIGHLAND BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N1591M
Injuries: 3 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 STATED THAT THEY WERE AT 1000 FT APRX 2 MILES OFF SHORE EN ROUTE TO PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER & THEY DITCHED THE ACFT IN THE OCEAN ABOUT 40 FT OFF THE BEACH. THE SALVAGE PERSONNEL STATED THAT THE LEFT WING CONTAINED APRX 10 -15 GALLONS OF FUEL & THE RIGHT WING CONTAINED ABOUT 5-10 GALLONS OF FUEL AT THE TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS RECOVERED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE & FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST A PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE ACFT WAS OPERATING AT A TEMPERATURE AND DEWPOINT THAT IN REFERENCE TO PERFORMANCE CHARTS IS CONDUCIVE TO VISIBLE CARBURETOR ICING AT GLIDE AND CRUISE POWER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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