NTSB Identification: MIA87LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33928.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 23, 1987 in VEGA BAJA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: Grumman American AA-5, registration: N100UA
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 PLT STATED THAT HE HAD DESCENDED FROM 4500 FT TO GET OUT OF THE CLOUDS & AT 1300 FT, THE ENG BECAME ROUGH. HE STATED THE RPM DROPPED FROM 2300 TO 1000. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE DID NOT USE CARB HEAT PRIOR TO OR DURING THE DESCENT. THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE CHECKED HIS MAGS DURING THE DESCENT, THE RT ONE WAS INOP. THE PLT ADVISED THAT WHEN THE RECOVERY TEAM RETURNED TO THE CRASH SITE THE NEXT MORNING, SCAVENGERS HAD ALL BUT COMPLETELY STRIPPED THE ACFT.

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..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

DESCENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..INOPERATIVE

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