NTSB Identification: NYC85LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29373.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in PROVINCETOWN, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N15805
Injuries: 1 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.

PLT EXPERIENCE ENG PWR LOSS DURING TKE CLIMB AT A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 350 FT. THE PLT HEADED TOWARD A BEACH AND DITCHED ABOUT 50 YARDS OFFSHORE IN ORDER TO AVOID CROWD. THE ACFT SUBMERGED UNDERWATER AFTERWARDS. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED LEADLIKE APPEARANCE CONTAMINATS OF THE FUEL INJECTOR MAIN METERING JET, NO COMPRESSION IN THE NO 1 ENG CYL, AND NON SPARKING OF THE RT MAGNETO. IT WAS NO IMPACT CONDITION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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