NTSB Identification: MIA86LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30602.
Accident occurred Friday, April 04, 1986 in BOCA RATON, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N50845
Injuries: 1 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.

THE FLT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE OF THE ACFT'S ENG WHILE FLYING PARALLEL TO THE BEACH AND THE ACFT WAS DITCHED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT AFTER RECOVERY REVEALED THE FOAM AIR CLEANER HAD BEEN DRAWN INTO THE CARBURETOR AIR BOX AND WAS BLOCKING THE AIR INTAKE TO THE CARBURETOR. THE PLASTIC AIR CLEANER RETAINING STRUCTURE WAS FOUND BROKEN AND APRX 70% OF IT WAS MISSING. A CHECK OF THE ACFT MAINTENANCE RECORDS REVEALED THE AIR CLEANER WAS INSTALLED IN 1980 AND THAT AN AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE TO CHANGE THE AIR CLEANER ELEMENT EVERY 12 MONTHS OR 100 HRS WAS NOT COMPLIED WITH.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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