NTSB Identification: MIA84FA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24521.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in MERRITT ISLAND, FL
Aircraft: MURPHY-CHARLES PJ-1 (ADVENTURE), registration: N1181D
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.
WHILE THE PLT WAS MANEUVERING ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND ON RWY 11, THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASH LANDED IN THE BACKYARD OF A RESIDENCE. THE PLT RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES & COULD NOT RECALL DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AFTER THE PLT TOOK OFF WITH AN ESTIMATED 12 GALS OF FUEL ON BOARD. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE TANKS, BUT THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE FUEL HAD LEAKED OUT AFTER THE PLANE CRASHED. FUEL WAS PRESENT IN THE CARBURETOR & FUEL LINES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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