NTSB Identification: MIA83LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21790.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 1983 in MIAMI, FL
Aircraft: STINSON 10A, registration: N39431
Injuries: 1 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 OWNER OF THE ACFT SAID THAT THE PLT WAS NEGOTIATING TO BUY THE ACFT BUT CONDUCTED THIS FLT WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORITY IN THE ACFT THAT WAS NOT AIRWORTHY. THE PLT HAD LANDED THE ACFT EARLIER IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION DECLARING A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE AND RPM. AFTER LOOKING THE PLANE OVER AND CHARGING THE BATTERY TO GET THE ACFT STARTED THE PLT TOOK OFF AGAIN AND STRUGGLED HALFWAY AROUND THE TRAFFIC PATTERN IN A SEMI-STALLED STATE UNTIL HE CRASHED AND NOSED OVER.THE PLT GAVE A FICTICIOUS NAME TO AUTHORITIES AND DISAPPEARED. HIS TRUE IDENTITY WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE OWNER SAID THE PLT HAD READ THE ACFT LOGBOOKS AND KNEW THE ACFT WAS NOT AIRWORTHY.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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