NTSB Identification: FTW87LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32915.
Accident occurred Friday, February 06, 1987 in WAXAHACHIE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N43542
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ENGINE FAILED BECAUSE OF CARBURETOR ICING. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ENGINE COULD BE FOUND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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