NTSB Identification: LAX88LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35403.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 12, 1987 in JAMESTOWN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N7797X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A LOCAL SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT OVER A LAKE, THE PLT REPORTED AFTER CIRCLING FOR SOME TIME AT A LOW ALTITUDE, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON THE LAKE WHERE THE ACFT SANK. SEVERAL DAYS LATER, THE ACFT WAS RETRIEVED AND THE ENGINE AND AIRFRAME WERE DISASSEMBLED. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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