NTSB Identification: MIA84FA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22768.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 01, 1983 in CROSS CITY, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9682B
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.

WHILE IN THE VICINITY OF CROSS CITY THE PLT REQUESTED VFR FLT FOLLOWING FROM JACKSONVILLE ARTCC. WHILE HE WAS IN RADIO &RADAR CONTACT, THE CONTROLLER SUDDENLY LOST RADAR CONTACT WITH THE FLT. RADAR INDICATED THAT THE ACFT MADE A RAPID DESCENT FROM THE CRUISE ALTITUDE OF 4,500 FT MSL.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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