NTSB Identification: NYC82DA216
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 03, 1982 in MORICHES BAY, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/03/1983
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED AERO LA-4-200, registration: N80020
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

AFTER TAKING OFF, THE PILOT CLIMBED TO 1000 FT MSL AND LEVELED OFF. AS THE THROTTLE WAS RETARDED, THE ENGINE LOST POWER FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON. WHILE MAKING A FORCED LANDING ON A BAY, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SUBMERGED OBJECT ABOUT 100 FT AFTER TOUCHING DOWN AND SWERVED TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE RIGHT FRONT PART OF THE HULL WAS PENETRATED TO THE FIRE WALL, THE RIGHT PONTOON SEPARATED AND THE AIRCRAFT SUNK IN 5 FT OF WATER.

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:

OBJECT..SUBMERGED OBJECT

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