NTSB Identification: MIA91LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43157.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 17, 1991 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N65418
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THREE DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT FLT, THE VACUUM PUMP WAS REMOVED AND HAD NOT BEEN REINSTALLED. THE CFI & STUDENT PREFLIGHTED THE ACFT WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. THE ENGINE START & RUN-UP PRIOR TO DEPARTURE WERE REPORTED AS NORMAL. THE FLT DEPARTED & THE CFI STATED THAT THE ENG WOULD NOT DEVELOP POWER GREATER THAN 1,200 RPM. DURING THE FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD, THE NOSE GEAR TRAVELLED INTO A DITCH & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. EXAM OF THE ACFT AT THE ACCIDENT SITE, REVEALED OIL COATED THE BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE.

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

INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE RECORD KEEPING BY THE OPERATION, AND FAILURE OF THE CFI TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES.

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