NTSB Identification: ANC82FA094
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 21, 1982 in NEAR KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA U206 G, registration: N5331X
Injuries: 4 Fatal,1 Serious,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.

AIRCRAFT ENGINE LOST POWER OVER WATER OF HOTHAM INLET ON AN AIR TAXI FLIGHT. DUE TO LOW ALTITUDE PILOT HAD TO DITCH THE AIRCRAFT. AIRCRAFT SANK ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. BECAUSE OF PILOT'S RADIO CALL TWO PASSENGERS WERE RESCUED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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