NTSB Identification: MIA83LA002
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in COCOA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2101R
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 300 FT AGL. THE PILOT S-TURNED AND LANDED ON A CLEAR AREA BESIDE THE RUNWAY TO KEEP FROM GOING INTO A RIVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. ABOUT 4 OUNCES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FIRE WALL FUEL STRAINER. THE CARBURETOR HAD FAILED DURING IMPACT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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