NTSB Identification: CHI87LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33588.
Accident occurred Friday, January 09, 1987 in KALAMAZOO, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N5632H
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.

AFTER REQUESTING CLEARANCE TO KALAMAZOO COUNTY AIRPORT (AZO) DUE TO ICING PROBLEMS, THE PLT WAS GIVEN RADAR VECTORS TO THE ILS RUNWAY 35 APPROACH. FOUR MINUTES LATER THE PLT STATED THAT IT WAS 'PROBABLY GOING TO BE A DEAD STICK LANDING.' WHEN ASKED WHAT HE MEANT, THE PLT STATED HE WAS OUT OF POWER. AT THAT TIME, THE ACFT WAS ABOUT FIVE MILES FROM AZO AND IT CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE SOUTHEAST OF AZO. FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT, A DIFFERENT PROP WAS INSTALLED ON THE ENG AND IT RAN SMOOTHLY. OPERATION OF THE ALTERNATE AIR DOOR WAS CHECKED AND NO DEFECTS WERE NOTED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS



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