NTSB Identification: MIA85LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28764.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 11, 1985 in WABASSO, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2603C
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A BEACH. THE PLT WAS ON A SOLO FLT TO PRACTICE MANEUVERS. HE STATED THAT WHEN PWR WAS REDUCED TO 1500 RPM IN PREPARATION FOR A STALL SERIES THE RPM CONTINUED TO DECREASE TO APRX 1100. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO REGAIN PWR AND THE FORCED LANDING ENSUED.EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WHICH WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A PWR LOSS. THE TEMP WAS 90 DEG F AND THE DEW POINT WAS 75 DEGS F WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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