NTSB Identification: MIA86LA243.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32055.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 26, 1986 in HAWTHORNE, FL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-44A, registration: N1629H
Injuries: 4 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 PLT STATED THAT UPON TOUCHDOWN ON THE LAKE THE ACFT FELT STRANGE. HE ADDED FULL PWR AND TOOK OFF AGAIN BUT JUST AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND THE NOSE DOVE. HE REMOVED PWR AND WITH THE CONTROLS FULL BACK, THE ACFT HIT THE WATER WITH NO LATERAL CONTROL. POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED LARGE AMOUNTS OF SILICONE PRESENT IN THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK AND IN BOTH FUEL FILTERS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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