NTSB Identification: MIA86LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29635.
Accident occurred Monday, October 21, 1985 in MARCO ISLAND, FL
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N9017E
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 PLT STATED THAT WHILE ON A PHOTOGRAPHIC FLT THE ENG LOST PWR & HE AUTOROTATED THE ACFT INTO THE WATER. AFTER THE ACFT WAS RECOVERED & RETURNED TO IT'S HOME BASE, THE FUEL SYSTEM WAS DRAINED & PURGED OF ALL FLUIDS, THE MAGNETOS WERE CLEANED, REINSTALLED & NEW FUEL WAS ADDED. THE ENG WAS STARTED & IT RAN NORMALLY, THEREFORE DUE TO THE ACFT'S BEING SUBMERGED IN THE OCEAN WATERS, NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE MALFUNCTION OF THE ENG AS DESCRIBED BY THE PLT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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