NTSB Identification: MIA86FA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31351.
Accident occurred Friday, February 14, 1986 in DANIA, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A, registration: N1923E
Injuries: 2 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF ON A CHECK-OUT FLIGHT THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED ON CROSSWIND LEG TO DESCEND UNTIL IMPACT. THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE POST IMPACT FIRE. WITNESSES HEARD THE AIRCRAFT MAKE A 'POOF' TYPE OF NOISE JUST AS THE PILOT RADIOED THE CONTROL TOWER AND STATED THAT HE WAS EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY OF UNKNOWN NATURE. THE PAPER AIR FILTER ELEMENT FOR THE LEFT ENGINE EXHIBITED THE PRESENCE OF OIL, AND THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT HAD EVIDENCE OF OIL SPATTER AND STREAKING.

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:

PANIC..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..LEAK

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