NTSB Identification: MIA86FA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30566.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 19, 1986 in AUBURNDALE, FL
Aircraft: Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N6221V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT STATED THAT JUST AFTER PASSING LAKELAND, FL, HIS ENG RPM BEGAN TO FLUCTUATE. HE SELECTED HIS AUX FUEL TANKS BUT THE RPM CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE. HE ELECTED TO MAKE HIS FORCED LANDING ON A SMALL LAKE BUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH ALT TO TURN & LAND INTO THE WIND, LANDED DOWNWIND. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER & SANK IN APRX 14 FT OF WATER. THE ENG WAS PLACED IN A TEST STAND & IT RAN WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. DUE TO THE ACFT BEING IMMERSED IN WATER THE POSSIBILITY OF WATER IN THE FUEL OR FUEL CONTAMINATION COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THEREFORE THE NATURE OF THE ENG MALFUNCTION COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AS DESCRIBED BY THE PLT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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