NTSB Identification: CHI83LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1982 in SANDWICH, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/05/1983
Aircraft: BENSON B8M, registration: N26063
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FLOWN BY A PERSON WITH NO PILOT RATING AND NO STUDENT OR MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE CIRCLED THE AIRPORT AND FLEW OVER THE EDGE OF A LAKE. REPORTEDLY, THE ENGINE SUDDENLY LOST POWER WHILE HE WAS ABOUT 300 FT ABOVE THE SURFACE. THE NON-RATED PILOT MADE AN AUTORATIVE LANDING IN THE WATER WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO LAND. NO PRE-ACCIDENT FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT OR ENGINE WAS FOUND. NO WATER WAS FOUND IN THE STORAGE TANK.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


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