NTSB Identification: ATL87LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35192.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 10, 1987 in CARTERSVILLE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2600K
Injuries: 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 PLT REPORTED A LOSS OF POWER ON CLIMB OUT. AN OFF ARPT LANDING ATTEMPT RESULTED IN IMPACT WITH TREES AND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. TEMPERATURE AND DEWPOINT WERE WITHIN THE RANGE FOR CARBURETOR ICE BUILDUP. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED A CRUISE PROPELLER INSTALLED. A WITNESS DESCRIBED A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF PRIOR TO THE ACFT SETTLING INTO THE TREES. THE CARBURETOR HEAT SYSTEM HAD BEEN REPAIRED THE DAY PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. IT WAS NOT DETERMINED IF THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS USED OR NOT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..LOSS,PARTIAL
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