NTSB Identification: NYC86LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29747.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 23, 1985 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N8475Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 FLOATPLANE EXPERIENCED A PWR LOSS ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD VOR. THE ENG MANIFOLD PRESSURE DROPPED AND THE RPM BECAME ERRATIC. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG USING PRIMARY AND EMERGENCY FUEL PUMPS BUT THE ENG WOULD NOT RESTART. THE PLT CONTACTED SUFFOLK, MARTHA VINEYARD AND BRIDGEPORT TOWERS GIVING HIS LOCATION AND ADVISING THEN OF THE DITCHING. THE ACFT SANK IN THE WATER AND WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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