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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68802
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Registration: N2558Y
C/n / msn: 3267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles southwest of Cape Sable, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tampa, FL (VDF)
Destination airport:Marathon, FL (MTH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During cruise flight the pilot experienced an increase in engine noise before the engine suddenly lost power. While the fuel status and tank indications were normal, he attempted to restart the engine three separate times without success. The pilot reported to air traffic control that the engine had failed and that he would be conducting an emergency landing into the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot and passengers were able to egress the airplane and held onto a crab pot buoy. The occupants of the airplane were rescued by the United States Coast Guard the next morning. After impact, the airplane sank and was not located.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

10-Oct-2009 23:21 robbreid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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