NTSB Identification: ATL87FA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34962.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 18, 1987 in CORAL SPRINGS, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2B, registration: N184MA
Injuries: 1 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 REPORTED TO GROUND PERSONNEL AT FORT LAUDERDALE THAT HE WAS EXPERIENCING AN AVIONICS PROBLEM AND THE PASSENGERENTRY DOOR WAS SPRUNG THE DAY BEFORE WHEN IT WAS SLAMMED; HOWEVER, THE PILOT ELECTED TO DEPART. THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON JUNE 19 IN THE EVERGLADES NEAR CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. WRECKAGE WAS SCATTERED OVER AN AREA 211 FEET LONG BY 55 FEET WIDE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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