NTSB Identification: MIA83FA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23224.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 17, 1983 in LANTANA, FL
Aircraft: SCARBORO COUGAR-1, registration: N3538
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

DURING A TOUCH & GO TAKEOFF THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ENTERED A STEEP TURN TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT AND CRASHED INTO TREES. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED ONLY 1/2 PT OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS IN THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TREE(S)

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