NTSB Identification: WPR14CA087
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 04, 2014 in Avalon, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2014
Aircraft: PRIZIO TEXAS SPRT CUB TX11J, registration: N114DE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that, about 30 minutes into the flight, he was over the water about 15 miles to the nearest land, when the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot made several attempts to restart the engine, each of which was unsuccessful; he subsequently initiated an emergency descent. The pilot circled a private vessel during the descent and ditched in the water nearby. He and his passenger exited the airplane before it sank and they were picked up by the vessel. The airplane was not recovered.

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

A total loss of engine power during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane was not recovered.

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