NTSB Identification: MIA87FA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33722.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 25, 1987 in WILLISTON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: AERO MIRAGE TC-2, registration: N2484V
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT MADE A 'FLY BY' AT 300 FT TO CHECK AND SEE IF THE GEAR WAS DOWN. THE GROUND PERSONNEL INFORMED THE PLT THAT THE GEAR APPEARED TO BE DOWN. THEY STATED THAT THE ACFT THEN MADE A SHARP LEFT TURN PARALLELING RUNWAY 14, THEY LOST SIGHT OF IT BEHIND SOME TREES & MOMENTS LATER HEARD THE IMPACT. THE PASSENGER STATED THAT AFTER THEY MADE THEIR FLY BY THE PLT EXECUTED A 90 DEGREE BANK. LEFT WING AND NOSE STRUCK THE GROUND & THE ACFT ROLLED UPSIDE DOWN & SLID TO A STOP INVERTED. THE PASS'G LATER STATED THAT THE ENG QUIT PRIOR TO GROUND CONTACT DUE TO CARBURETOR ICE. CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO SERIOUS CARB ICING AT GLIDE POWER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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