NTSB Identification: ANC88LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37627.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 17, 1988 in KING MOUNTAIN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N5461Y
Injuries: 2 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-IN-COMMAND WAS MANEUVERING THROUGH A VALLEY FOR THE SECOND TIME. DURING THE SECOND PASS THE ENGINE LOST POWER. MIXTURE WAS FULL RICH, AND THE PILOT APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT AND WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED HE TURNED THE CARBURETOR HEAT OFF. HE ATTEMPTED A RESTART BY USING THE PRIMER, WHICH WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PILOT THEN EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE PLT AFTER THE ACC WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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