NTSB Identification: LAX88LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36541.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 13, 1988 in MAYER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC, registration: N7586E
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 THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN, THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER, THE PLT CONTINUED THE FLIGHT STRAIGHT AHEAD WHERE THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN OPERATED FOR 13 MONTHS AND THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO FERRY THE ACFT TO ANOTHER LOCATION FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING OPERATED IN CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD NOT USED THE CARB HEAT.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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