NTSB Identification: ATL89FA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37849.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in AUSTELL, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83045
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PIC WAS OBTAINING BFR; STALLS & FLT AT MIN CONTROL AIRSPEED WERE COMPLETED. PIC BEGAN DESCENT FROM 2500 MSL TO HIS PVT STRIP FOR SIMULATED ENGINE OUT LANDING. IN A SUBSEQUENT INTERVIEW PIC SAID CARB HEAT WAS APPLIED & REMOVED AFTER 30 SEC. IN HIS RPT HE SAID CARB HEAT WAS REMOVED WHEN INSTRUCTOR SAID MANEUVER WAS COMPLETED. ON BASE LEG INSTRUCTOR INDICATED MANEUVER HAD BEEN COMPLETED. PIC APPLIED POWER TO 1700 RPM, THEN 1800 RPM, & FLEW OVR RWY 33 AT 2,300 FEET AGL. WHEN POWER WAS APPLIED TO CLIMB, ENGINE SPUTTERED & LOST POWER. PIC MADE A 270 DEGREE TURN TO LEFT TO ATTEMPT TO LAND IN A LAND FILL. AFTER ABOUT 200 DEGREES OF TURN THE NOSE OF THE ACFT YAWED RIGHT. THE ACFT STALLED AND IMPACTED IN A CUDZU PATCH ADJACENT TO RWY. BOTH PILOTS STATED THAT THE BFR HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND THAT THE PILOT/OWNER WAS THE PIC.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..CHECK PILOT

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