Aircraft: Skybolt. Injuries: None. Location: Sarasota, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: About a month before the accident, the pilot added about 17 gallons of fuel to the bottom fuel tank. About 25 minutes into the accident flight, the engine experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot ditched the airplane in the Gulf of Mexico, and it sank. The wreckage was recovered.