NTSB Identification: MIA85FA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27539.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 14, 1985 in EVERGLADES CITY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N3163P
Injuries: 3 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 DEPARTED THE AIRPORT FOR A SHORT FLIGHT TO DROP OFF ONE PASSENGER. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT STARTED A SHALLOW TURN TO THE LEFT IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO LOSE SPEED AND ROLLED RAPIDLY TO THE LEFT AT ABOUT 100 FT. IT THEN CONTACTED THE WATER IN CHOKOLOSKEE BAY. BOTH ENGINES EXHIBITED EVIDENCE OF HIGH RPM.BEING DEVELOPED AT IMPACT.

Contributing Factors

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INITIATED..OTHER PERSON

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