NTSB Identification: MIA83FA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 21, 1982 in MIRAMAR, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N3677A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER AFTER A TOUCH AND GO LANDING AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN A MEADOW. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AFTER 300 FEET OF GROUND ROLL AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELED AND WAS DESTROYED. THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED. THE AIRCRAFT HAD A RUSTY AND CLOGGED CARBURETOR WHICH HAD NOT BEEN MAINTAINED INSPECTED OR REPAIRED FOR A LONG TIME. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FUELED WITH AUTO GAS. THE FLAPS WERE FOUND IN THE UP POSITION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..CORRODED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..INCORRECT

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..ABOVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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