NTSB Identification: MIA84FA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24677.
Accident occurred Friday, May 11, 1984 in FORT MYERS, FL
Aircraft: Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. LAKE LA-4, registration: N1119L
Injuries: 1 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 ENG WAS HEARD 'POPPING' & MISFIRING DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. ABOUT 1 MIN LATER WHILE CLIMBING THRU 400-500 FT, THE PLT REPORTED AN ENG FAILURE & WAS CLEARED TO LAND ON ANY RWY. THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT TURN, STALLED & SPUN INTO A PARKING LOT. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE ENG FUEL SYSTEM (INLINE FUEL FILTER SERVO CONTROL & FUEL FLOW DIVIDER)CONTAINED DIRT & CORROSION CONTAMINATION. THE ACFT HAD RECEIVED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION ON 11/17/83. THE ENG FUEL SYSTEM WAS NOT INSPECTED. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN 3 HRS SINCE THE INSPECTION. THE PLT HAD JUST PURCHASED THE ACFT & HAD FLOWN1 HR IN THE ACFT THE DAY BEFORE WHICH ENDED WITH A GEAR-UP LANDING. THE LAST ENTRY IN THE PLT'S LOGBOOK WAS A BIENNIAL FLT REVIEW ON 9/17/81. THE PREVIOUS ENTRY INDICATED HE HAD 1300 TOTAL HRS. ON THE DATE OF THE PLT'S LAST MEDICAL EXAM, 4/10/84, THE PLT INDICATED HE HAD 1400 TOTAL HRS WITH NO FLT TIME IN THE PREVIOUS 6 MOS.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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