NTSB Identification: MIA87FA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33245.
Accident occurred Friday, January 16, 1987 in NARANJITO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1997
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N10103
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE REPORTED TO BE ON A PERSONAL FLIGHT DURING THEIR LUNCH HOUR. THEY DEPARTED FROM ISLA GRANDE AIRPORT AND PROCEEDED TO A DIRT AIRSTRIP AT NARANJITO, PR. AT NARANJITO, WITNESSES SAW THE AIRPLANE GO INTO A LOW PASS OVER THE DIRT STRIP, THEN ENTER A SPIRALING CLIMB TO THE LEFT. AT ABOUT 400 TO 500 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE NOISE STOPPED, AND THEN THE AIRPLANE ENTERED A SPIN AND CRASHED ON THE SOUTHEAST END OF THE STRIP. AFTER IMPACT, A FIRE ERUPTED, AND THE AIRPLANE WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. DURING A POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL AND FILTER.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


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