NTSB Identification: MIA86FA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30564.
Accident occurred Friday, March 14, 1986 in FLORIDA CITY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N49984
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 ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE TOP OF A FLOOD CONTROL DIKE APPROX 12 FT WIDE. THE ACFT CONTINUED FOR ABOUT 1336 FT BEFORE THE LEFT WHEEL SLID OFF THE DIKE WHERE THE DIKE MAKES A SLIGHT CURVE TO THE RIGHT. THE LEFT GEAR WAS TORN FROM THE ACFT AS IT LEFT THE DIKE. THE LEFT WING STRUCK SOME HEAVY BRUSH WHICH ROTATED THE AIRCRAFT 180 DEGS. THE NOSE GEAR WAS TORN FROM THE ACFT & THE RIGHT GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE CRASH SEQUENCE. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED ALL CABIN SEATS HAD BEEN REMOVED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS GUTTED BY FIRE. THE ACFT'S FUEL CAPS WERE LOCATED ON THE GROUND NEXT TO THE ACFT. AN UNIDENTIFIED BODY WAS FOUND ABOUT 835 FT NORTH OF THE ACFT. NO ONE HAS CLAIMED OWNERSHIP OF THE ACFT AND THE ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED OWNER IS NON-EXISTENT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Mar1986 | Index of months