NTSB Identification: DEN83FA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20872.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in LAKE POWELL, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N96460
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS SEEN TO FLY ERRATICALLY BEFORE PLUNGING INTO THE LAKE DURING AN LANDING ATTEMPT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A HISTORY OF PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT COULD LEAD TO 'A CONVULSIVE EPISODE WITH ACCOMPANIED LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.' AN EXAMINATION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAGNETO WAS INOPERATIVE DUE TO AN INTERNALLY SHORTED CONDENSER.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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