NTSB Identification: MIA88FA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35436.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 01, 1987 in CRESCENT CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: BEECH K-35, registration: N125LE
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 EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL ENGINE FAILURE AT LIFT OFF WITH 1/2 OF THE RUNWAY REMAINING IN FRONT OF HIM. THE PILOT THEN ATTEMPTED TO DO A 180 DEGREE TEARDROP BACK TO THE RUNWAY, STALLED AND CRASHED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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