NTSB Identification: NYC87LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35960.
Accident occurred Friday, September 04, 1987 in HARRISBURG, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N3023M
Injuries: 3 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 ENGINE LOST POWER WHILE DESCENDING FOR A LANDING. THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY. DURING LNDG ALONGSIDE A TURNPIKE, THE NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED AND THE PROP WAS DAMAGED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCD WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICE.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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