NTSB Identification: NYC85FAMS1.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28856.
Accident occurred Friday, September 13, 1985 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1423E
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT DEPARTED LONG ISLAND ON A VFR FLT PLAN FOR BLOCK ISLAND. THE PLT DID NOT CLOSE THE FLT PLAN AFTER ARRIVAL AT BLOCK ISLAND AND DEPARTED BLOCK ISLAND WITHOUT REFILING A FLT PLAN. THE FLT DEPARTED BLOCK ISLAND AT NIGHT TO THE EAST OVER THE OCEAN AND HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED. A WITNESS ON THE ISLAND SAW WHAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE ACFT LIGHTS GO INTO THE OCEAN THE EVENING THE ACFT DEPARTED. THE FOLLOWING AFTERNOON A FISHING VESSEL RECOVERED A WHEEL ASSEMBLY THAT WAS BROKENOFF THE ACFT. BOTH ACFT AND OCCUPANTS HAVE 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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