NTSB Identification: ATL93LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52758.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 08, 1993 in ATHENS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD 24G, registration: N16897
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE FLIGHT HAD BEEN DELAYED BECAUSE OF LOCAL RAINSHOWERS. AFTER THE RAINSHOWERS, HE TAXIED THE AIRPLANE SEVERAL MINUTES ON THE RAMP BEFORE THE TAKEOFF. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DURING CLIMBOUT AS THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED THROUGH 250 FEET. SECONDS LATER, THE ENGINE RESTARTED FOR A MOMENT AND FINALLY QUIT. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT RECEIVING A WEATHER BRIEFING

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO USE CARBURETOR HEAT IN WEATHER CONDITIONS WHICH WERE CONDUCIVE TO THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE

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