NTSB Identification: LAX84LA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23533.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 01, 1984 in HANA, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N95811
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ACFT DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR ABOUT 8 MI NORTH OF HANA, HI, WHILE ON AN OVER-WATER FLT. WHEN IT DID NOT RETURN FROM THE FLT, A SEARCH WAS INTIATED, BUT THE ACFT WAS NOT FOUND. ONLY THE NOSE WHEEL STRUT (WHICH WASHED ASHORE) AND A LIFE VEST (FOUND BY FISHERMEN) WERE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS COMING FROM THE ACFT. THE PLT AND PASSENGERS WERE PRESUMED TO HAVE DIED FROM INJURIES AND/OR DROWNING. THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN DRINKING AT A BAR PRIOR TO TO THE FLT; HOWEVER, THE PLT'S PHYSICAL CONDITION AND THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL THAT HE MIGHT HAVE CONSUMED WERE NOT DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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