NTSB Identification: MIA84LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24235.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in LAKE HARBOR, FL
Aircraft: American Aviation Corp. (AAC) AA-1A, registration: N9391L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 ADJUSTED THE MIXTURE TWICE DURING HIS DESCENT FROM 2500 FT MSL. THE SECOND ADJUSTMENT KILLED THE ENGINE AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SUGAR CANE FIELD. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE MIXTURE CONTROL CABLE WAS BROKEN. A REPLACEMENT CABLE HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN COMPLIANCE WITH AD-75-09-07 ONLY 89 ACFT HOURS AGO.

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

MIXTURE CONTROL,CABLE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

MIXTURE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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