NTSB Identification: FTW85LAMS2.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29026.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 17, 1985 in MISSING
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226T, registration: N3RB
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A DISTRESS MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED FROM THE PILOT STATING HE WAS 100 MILES SOUTH OF GRAND ISLE, LA, AND HAD LOST AN ENG ANDWAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. A SECOND MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS STATING THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT 1500 FEET AND THE PILOT WAS PREPARING TO DITCH THE AIRCRAFT. NO FURTHER CONTACTS AND NO ELT SIGNALS WERE HEARD. THE ACFT WRECKAGE HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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