NTSB Identification: MIA88LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37541.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 01, 1988 in LAKELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: HBPLH
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON A FERRY FLT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG SLOWLY BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. HE THEN ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON ANOTHER RWY BUT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT & CRASHED SHORT. AN ENG RUN WAS ACCOMPLISHED WHICH REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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