NTSB Identification: FTW84LA330
Accident occurred Saturday, July 28, 1984 in SAN MARCOS, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N8685V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE THE PLT WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ACFT CRASHED & CAME TO REST ON THE SHORELINE OF A LARGE POND. INITIAL IMPACT WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE OCCURRED WITH THE WATER. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE ENG WAS PROVIDING POWER DURING IMPACT. THE PLT WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE A BLOOD SAMPLE WAS TAKEN. A CHECK OF HIS BLOOD SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.153%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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