NTSB Identification: MIA85LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29279.
Accident occurred Monday, August 12, 1985 in VIEQUES
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N30232
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.

THE CFI AND STUDENT PLT UTILIZED A HOMEMADE DIPSTICK TO CHECK THE FUEL TANKS & DETERMINED THEY HAD ABOUT 8 GALS OF FUEL IN THE TANKS. ABOUT 30 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG FAILED AND ALL RESTART ATTEMPTS WERE NEGATIVE. THE ACFT WAS DITCHEDIN ABOUT 25 FT OF WATER AND NOT RECOVERED. THE PLT BROADCAST A 'MAYDAY' PRIOR TO IMPACT & A MILITARY HELICOPTER RECOVERED THE OCCUPANTS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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