NTSB Identification: MIA89FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37870.
Accident occurred Friday, October 21, 1988 in KEY WEST, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-250, registration: N250MW
Injuries: 3 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PLT REDUCED ENGINE POWER DURING INITIAL CLIMB FROM A TOUCH AND GO LANDING ON THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE ACFT STALLED AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED BACK TO THE WATER, STRIKING THE WATER HARD. THE ACFT THEN BOUNCED AND AGAIN HIT THE WATER IN A NOSE LOW RIGHT WING LOW ATTITUDE. THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

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

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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