NTSB Identification: LAX84LA499.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26383.
Accident occurred Friday, September 28, 1984 in MOLOKAI, HI
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA1C, registration: N9541U
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.
THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON THE LAST LEG OF HIS 1ST X-COUNTRY FLT FROM HONOLULU, HI, TO LANAI, HI, TO MOLOKAI, HI, & RETURN TO HONOLULU. HE DEPARTED MOLOKAI AT 1304 HST & AT 1311, HE REPORTED ABEAM LAAU POINT. ABOUT 5 MIN LATER, THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS 15 TO 20 MI WEST OF LAAU POINT & WAS 'HAVING ENG TROUBLE - GOING INTO THE WATER.' THE COAST GUARD & CIVIL AIR PATROL CONDUCTED A SEARCH, BUT NEITHER THE ACFT NOR THE PLT WERE FOUND. THE ACFT WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN DITCHED & DESTROYED. THE PLT WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES OR DROWNED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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