NTSB Identification: LAX82DA144
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 20, 1982 in 9 SW SANTA BARB, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5847G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE ENGINE LOST POWER WHILE THE PILOT WAS SPOTTING FISH AT NIGHT. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE OR GLIDE BACK TO THE SHORE. THE PLANE WAS DITCHED ABOUT 3 1/2 MILES FROM THE SHORE AND WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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