NTSB Identification: MIA88LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35820.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 14, 1988 in ST PETERSBURG, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N29368
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 STATED THAT WHILE ON APCH TO LAND, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. DURING AN ATTEMPT TO LAND ON RUNWAY 36 THE ACFT STALLED & NOSED IN FROM AN APPROXIMATE 50 FOOT ALTITUDE. NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE MALFUNCTION OF THE ENGINE AS DESCRIBED BY THE PILOT. HOWEVER, CONDITIONS EXISTED FOR CARB ICE AND THE PILOT WAS NOT UTILIZING CARB HEAT.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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