NTSB Identification: FTW86FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32245.
Accident occurred Friday, March 28, 1986 in SALINA, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N6306S
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.

A NIGHT SHIFT WORKER WAS RETURNING HOME IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. CROSSING THE GRAND RIVER DAM NEAR SALINAS OK. HE SAW A FLASH OR GLINT OF METAL AND A LARGE SPLASH NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE WIDEST PART OF THE LAKE. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE WATER IN A SHALLOW DESCENT. THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING. THE NOSE WHEEL CONTACTED THE WATER FIRST AND THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED NOSE DOWN, DISAPPEARING IMMEDIATELY. THE STUDENT PILOT/OWNER WAS NOT WEARING HIS SEATBELT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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