NTSB Identification: MIA83LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21281.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1983 in JACKSONVILLE, FL
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4, registration: N2019L
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE AND LANDED GEAR UP ON FLOATS AFTER AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT WAS CRUISING AT 1000 FT MSL WHEN THE OIL PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO AND THE ENGINE SEIZED. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TOPS OF PINE TREES WHILE APPROACHING A NEARBY FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE INDICATED FAILURE OF THE NUMBER 4 CONNECTING ROD WITH EVIDENCE THAT THE NUT SECURING THE ROD HAD COME OFF.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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