NTSB Identification: MIA83LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20771.
Accident occurred Friday, February 18, 1983 in BAHIA HONDA, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA C-182P, registration: N9912M
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 ACRFT WAS DITCHED IN THE BAY OF FLORIDA AFTER THE ENGINE FAILED AT 1000 FT MSL. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER SWAM TO SHORE WITHOUT INJURY. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE #1 CYL EXHAUST VALVE ROCKER SHAFT HOUSING FAILED. LAB EXAM OF THE HOUSING SHOWED HIGH CYCLE LOW STRESS OVERLOAD FATIGUE.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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