NTSB Identification: MIA88LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35735.
Accident occurred Friday, December 11, 1987 in ST THERESA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N4324H
Injuries: 2 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.
WHILE IN CRUISE FLT AT 3000 FT SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF ST. THERESA, FL OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO, THE PLT REPORTED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE ACFT WAS THEN DITCHED APRX 11 NAUTICAL MILES & 146 DEGREES FROM ST. THERESA, FL, NEAR A FISHING VESSEL. THE PLT & PASSENGER THEN EVACUATED THE ACFT & WERE TRANSPORTED TO LAND. THE ACFT HAS NOT BEEN RECOVERED THEREFORE NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE LOSS OF POWER REPORTED BY THE PLT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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