NTSB Identification: ATL95LA170.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 25, 1995 in KNOXVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/1996
Aircraft: BEECH A35, registration: N8500A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE COMMERCIAL PILOT ABANDONED THE APPROACH TO A GRASS STRIP WHEN HE REALIZED THAT THE LANDING AND ROLL OUT COULD NOT BE EXECUTED ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. DURING THE GO-AROUND ATTEMPT, THE ENGINE DEVELOPED A GRADUAL LOSS OF POWER, AND THE AIRPLANE SETTLED INTO TREES ON THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE FINALLY CAME TO REST ON TOP OF A RESIDENTIAL GARAGE. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FUNCTIONAL ENGINE EXAMINATION, THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE DID NOT RECEIVE A WEATHER BRIEFING, AND HE WAS NOT AWARE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT WERE FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICING. CARBURETOR HEAT WAS ONLY CHECKED, NOT USED, BY THE PILOT DURING THE APPROACH.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO USE THE CARBURETOR HEAT DURING THE APPROACH. THE FACTORS WERE: FAILURE TO OBTAIN A WEATHER BRIEFING, AND WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICING.

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