NTSB Identification: MIA88LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35712.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in ROSELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N36066
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

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 ACFT WAS PREFLIGHTED APPROX 20 MIN AFTER REFUELING WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. THE PLT HAD DIFFICULTY STARTING THE ACFT. MECHANICS FLUSHED THE ACFT FUEL LINES AND DECLARED THE ACFT OK. NO WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SUMPS OR STRAINER DURING THE PLTS PREFLT. THE ACFT WAS STARTED AND DEPT ON ITS FLT. APPROX 20 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ENG QUIT. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. BECAUSE HE WAS IFR THE PLT REQUESTED VECTORS FOR AN EMERGENCY LNDG. THE ACFT WAS VECTORED TOWARD HIGHWAY I-95. THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE OVERCAST AT 1000 FT AGL. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A HWY COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE ACFT SLID INTO A FENCE BEFORE STOPPING. DURING POST ACC INSPECTION THE ENG RAN NORMALLY WHILE CONNECTED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL SOURCE. ANALYSIS OF THE ACFT FUEL SHOWED IT CONTAINED .010 PERCENT WATER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

FUEL SUPPLY..IMPROPER..UNKNOWN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


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