On March 31, 2001, approximately 0800 hours Pacific standard time, a Cessna 150J, N60051, was substantially damaged when it made a forced landing in the Pacific ocean near Fortuna, California. Visual metrological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight, which originated from Ukiah, California, approximately 0730. The flight was operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 by an uncertificated pilot/owner who was not injured.

The pilot reported to the sheriff's deputy who interviewed him that he was flying from the right seat and that there were several loose items on the left seat. The airplane encountered turbulence and the loose items struck the engine controls causing the engine to shutdown. The pilot made a forced landing about 20 yards offshore.

A search of Federal Aviation Administration Airman database revealed that the pilot's certificate had been revoked on September 20, 1999, as a result of his involvement in an aircraft accident on August 14, 1999.

Two attempts were made to mail an NTSB Form 6120.1/2 - Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report form. The first attempt, via regular mail, was sent on April 4, 2001. The second attempt, via certified mail, was sent on May 7, 2001. No response has been received.

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