NTSB Identification: ATL91LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44964.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1991 in KILLEN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: HINTON KITFOX, registration: N174PH
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 LANDING, A DOG WANDERED ONTO THE RUNWAY INTO THE PATH OF THE LANDING ROLL. A GO-AROUND WAS BEGUN, DURING WHICH THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WIRES AT THE END OF THE RWY FORCED THE PILOT TO DUCK UNDER THEM AND THE AIRPLANE HIT A POLE. A MECHANIC RAN THE ENGINE AFTERWARDS AND NOTHING WAS FOUND TO PRECLUDE NORMAL OPERATION. HE ALSO NOTED THAT THE CARBURETOR MOUNT INSULATED THE CARBURETOR FROM THE ENGINE HEAT AND NO CARBURETOR HEAT SYSTEM WAS INSTALLED. HUMIDITY CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING.

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

WEATHER CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF A CARBURETOR HEAT SYSTEM ON THE ENGINE.

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