NTSB Identification: MIA88LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35795.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 1988 in MERRITT ISLAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13, registration: N8429H
Injuries: 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 PRIVATE PILOT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AFTER TAKEOFF. HE THEN COLLIDED WITH WATER AFTER HITTING A MAST OF A BOAT AND A DOCK. THE PLT STATED THAT HE EXPERIENCED CARBURETOR ICE PRIOR TO THE ENG QUITTING. THE PLT STATED THAT ON AN EARLIER FLT HE HAD PROBLEMS WITH CARB ICE ON THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THIS FLT WAS FOR A TEST OF THE LNDG GEAR. HE STATED THAT ANOTHER ACFT ON A X-COUNTRY HAD USED CARB HEAT FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP. HE STATED IN HIS RECOMMENDATION FOR PREVENTION TO USE CARB HEAT FOR TAKEOFF IN SIMILAR TEMP/DP CONDITIONS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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