NTSB Identification: NYC88LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38599.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in LIVINGSTON MNR, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: AERONCA S11BC, registration: N3988E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PILOT HAD JUST DEPARTED FROM THE SURFACE OF A LAKE, WHEN AT AN ALTITUDE OF 50 FT AGL AND IN A LEFT TURN, THE ENGINE QUIT. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE LAKE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED TREES AND WAS DESTROYED. THE PILOT HAD EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE ON THE PREVIOUS FLIGHT & FAILED TO TAKE ANY CORRECTIVE MEASURES. HE BELIEVED HE HAD BAD FUEL.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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