Date: July 12, 1997
Time: 17:30
Location: Skagway, Alaska
Operator: Haines Airways - Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: Haines, AK - Skagway, AK
AC Type: Piper PA-32
Registration: N15199
cn / ln: 32-7340021
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The sightseeing plane lost engine power and ditched in 39 degree water. Jamming/failure of the left magneto impulse coupling, which stopped rotation of the magneto gear, and resulted in subsequent shearing of the accessory intermediate idler gear.

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