NTSB Identification: ATL87LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34389.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 04, 1987 in FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N1162F
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING APPROACH THE PILOT NOTICED THAT HE WAS TOO HIGH AND FAST FOR A NORMAL APPROACH. HE REDUCED POWER AND SLOWED THE AIRCRAFT AND INCREASED THE DESCENT RATE TO ATTEMPT THE LANDING. WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER AND ARREST THE INCREASING DESCENT RATE THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT AFTER THE LACK OF RESPONSE. THE CONDITIONS WERE SUCH THAT SERIOUS ICE BUILD UP COULD BE EXPECTED. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINE.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

Index for Jul1987 | Index of months