NTSB Identification: MIA83LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21725.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in MIAMI BEACH, FL
Aircraft: BEECH BE-35, registration: N3364V
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 PILOT STATED THAT WHILE CRUISING WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT AT AN UNKNOWN ALTITUDE THE OIL PRESSURE BEGAN TO DECREASE. SHORTLY AFTER THIS, THE ENGINE FAILED. THE OIL TEMP, CYLINDER TEMP, AND EXHAUST GAS TEMP REMAINED IN THE NORMAL RANGE THE ENGINE STOPPED ROTATING PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFTS DITCHING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOST IN APRX 700 FEET OF WATER.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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