Accident WACO UPF-7 N29986,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356323
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 1997
Time:13:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:Barnstormer Air Inc
Registration: N29986
MSN: 5483
Total airframe hrs:2404 hours
Engine model:Continental W-670
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sanibel, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Myers, FL (KFMY)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated he was in cruise flight at about 1,000 feet, when the engine began to run rough. He turned the carburetor heat on, and switched the fuel tanks with negative results. A forced landing was made to the beach. On landing rollout the airplane swerved to the left, and nosed over inverted into the ocean. Results of the engine assembly and accessories examination were inconclusive.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power (rough running engine) for undetermined reason.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97LA062
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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