NTSB Identification: MIA84FA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23470.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1983 in VENICE, FL
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N80682
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.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT RADIOED ON UNICOM THAT HIS COWLING WAS COMING OPEN & THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO THE FIELD. OTHER PLTS WAITING FOR TAKEOFF REPORTED SEEING THAT ACFT ENTER A LEFT TURN BETWEEN 200-300 FT AGL & BECOME VERY SLOW. ONE OF THE PLTS CALLED ON THE RADIO FOR THE PLT TO ADD ENG POWER. THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT SPIRALING TURN & CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE RIGHT FRONT LATCHING HANDLE OF THE ENG COWLING SHOWED EVIDENCE OF BEING UNLATCHED AT THE TIME OF IMPACT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COOLING SYSTEM,COWLING..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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