NTSB Identification: MIA83FA006
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1982 in LAKE PLACID, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/05/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N13785
Injuries: 2 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.

AIRCRAFT WAS TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA AND DURING AN ATTEMPTED ROAD LANDING AT LAKE PLACID COLLIDED WITH WIRES WHICH DAMAGETHE LANDING ASSEMBLY. AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ON TO NORTH ABOUT 4 MILES AND DITCHED IN A LAKE. THE AIRCRAFT SANK WITH BOTH OCCUPANTS AND CARGO.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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