NTSB Identification: MIA88FA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36067.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1988 in JACKSONVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5245E
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

THE PRIVATE PILOT HAD BEEN HIRED TO FERRY A RECENTLY PURCHASED AIRCRAFT. HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. HE HAD IT REFUELED AND CHECKED THE FUEL TANKS FOR WATER. AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE FAILED AT ABOUT 200 FT. HE CRASHED INTO THE ROOF OF A SHOPPING MALL. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL AND CARBURETOR BOWL REVEALED WATER TO BE PRESENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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