NTSB Identification: MIA82DA127
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 03, 1982 in HOLLYWOOD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/03/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N294T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS TOWING A BANNER ALONG A BEACH WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. HE LANDED IN THE WATER JUST OFFSHORE AND ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED BY THE SURF. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE NO. 3 CYLINDER HAD SEPARATED. THE CYLINDER WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE ENGINE HAD ACCUMULATED ABOUT 900 HOURS SINCE OVERHAUL.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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