NTSB Identification: ANC85LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27355.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 1985 in SEWARD, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N4863C
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 THE ACFT WAS IN CRUISE FLT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON THE BEACH BUT CRASHED IN THE WATER. THE ACFT ENGINE WAS NOT LOCATED FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS DUE TO A BROKEN CRANK SHAFT.SALT WATER DAMAGE PRECLUDED AN ANALYSIS OF THE SHAFT FAILURE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CAMSHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE,LUBRICATION..IMPROPER..MANUFACTURER

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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