NTSB Identification: LAX82FA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 05, 1982 in SANTA MONICA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 60, registration: N726RP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

AT ABOUT 700 FT MSL THE PLT REPORTED TO SANTA MONICA TOWER THAT HIS LEFT ENG HAD FAILED. HE IMMEDIATELY FEATHERED THE LEFT PROP & CONTINUED TO CLIMB, PLANNING TO ATTEMPT A RESTART BEFORE RETURNING TO LAND. AT ABOUT 1,000 FT MSL THE PILOT DETERMINED THAT THE ACFT WAS NO LONGER CLIMBING. HIS AIRSPEED WAS BELOW THE SINGLE ENG BEST RATE OF CLIMB SPEED & HE FELT A POWER LOSS IN THE RIGHT ENG. HE PUT THE NOSE DOWN & FEATHERED THE RIGHT PROP. THE ACFT STRUCK THE WATER 2,000 YDSFROM THE SANTA MONICA PIER. LIFE GUARDS WERE ON THE SCENE WITH A RESCUE BOAT WHEN THE PLT SURFACED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..FAILURE,TOTAL

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