NTSB Identification: ANC87LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32482.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 05, 1987 in NENANA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4724M
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 PILOT LOST CONTROL ON TAKEOFF, STALLED AND CRASHED ON A FROZEN LAKE. DURING THE INTERVIEW WITH THE PILOT, HE STATED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT ON INITIAL CLIMBOUT; HE BELIEVED HE DID NOT PRE-HEAT THE ENGINE LONG ENOUGH BEFORE TAKEOFF. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE TEMPERATURE WAS -5 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

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

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

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..FROZEN


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..PRESSURE TOO LOW

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