NTSB Identification: LAX90LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40965.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 19, 1989 in BUMBLE BEE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/26/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4101E
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AT 9,500 FT MSL. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. TEMP/DEW POINT WAS 61/31.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO APPLY CARBURETOR HEAT IN A TIMELY MANNER. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS AND THE DESERT TERRAIN.

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