NTSB Identification: MIA83LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20673.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 11, 1983 in CULEBRA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N20FH
Injuries: 1 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 FLIGHT HAD DEPARTED ST. THOMAS, VI AT 0900 ON A VFR FLIGHT PLAN TO ROOSEVELT ROADS AFTER DISCHARGING PASSENGERS IN ST. THOMAS. WHILE ENROUTE IN CRUISE AT 1800 MSL THE ENGINE FAILED. HE TURNED TOWARD THE ISLAND OF CULEBRA AND WHEN ALL EFFORTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL, THE AIRCRAFT WAS DITCHED ABOUT 200 YARDS OFFSHORE. THE PILOT SWAM ASHORE. THE AIRCRAFT SANK AND THE WRECKAGE WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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