NTSB Identification: ATL91LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45830.
Accident occurred Monday, September 30, 1991 in ROSSVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: FISCHER WAGABOND, registration: N42LF
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) INSPECTOR STATED THAT THE HOME BUILT AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE OFF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 36 AT THE SMALL SOD AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE, AND CAME TO REST ABOUT 600 FEET SHORT OF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 36. THE INSPECTOR STATED THAT THE ENGINE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE RUNNING AT THE TIME OF IMPACT, AND THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS IN THE ON POSITION. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO MALFUNCTION. THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE CONDUCIVE TO EXTREME CARBURETOR ICING AT CRUISE AND CLIMB POWER SETTINGS.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AS A RESULT OF CARBURETOR ICING.

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