NTSB Identification: MIA88FA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35800.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 1988 in VENICE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 411, registration: N235UV
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING & JUST AFTER TAKEOFF, THE LEFT WING DROPPED, THE ACFT THEN LEVELED OFF, CLIMBED APRX 75 MORE FEET. THE ACFT THEN ABRUPTLY TURNED HARD LEFT & WENT STRAIGHT IN, STRIKING A WALL SURROUNDING A SWIMMING POOL, BURST INTO FLAMES & WAS CONSUMED BY POST CRASH FIRE. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT ENGINE REVEALED EVIDENCE THAT SUGGESTS THAT WATER WAS INJESTED INTO THE CYLINDERS PRIOR TO IMPACT.

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

1 ENGINE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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