NTSB Identification: MIA91LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45263.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 29, 1991 in MOORE HAVEN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1993
Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC, registration: N4713E
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

THE PLT BECAME DISTRACTED WHILE HELPING THE PASSENGER SPOT ALLIGATORS AND FAILED TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED (VS) RESULTING IN AN INADVERTENT STALL MUSH. HE INITIATED A RECOVERY BUT DUE TO THE LOW ALTITUDE, WAS UNABLE, BEFORE THE MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLIDED WITH AN OBJECT IN THE WATER.

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

THE PILOT'S DIVERSION OF ATTENTION AND INATTENTION TO THE AIRSPEED RESULTING IN THE INADVERTENT STALL MUSH. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS INADEQUATE ALTITUDE TO RECOVER.

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