NTSB Identification: NYC88LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36267.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 24, 1987 in BARRE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: Gulfstream American AA-5B, registration: N333FG
Injuries: 4 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 WAS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WHEN IT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS. THE PLT MADE AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN A WOODED AREA. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS IN A SLIP PRIOR TO AND AT THE TIME OF THE REPORTED POWER LOSS. THE FAA REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE TESTED SATISFACTORILY AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND THAT NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINE OR AIRFRAME. IN ADDITION, THEY REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF 207 LBS OVER ITS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT FOR A 50 MINUTE FLIGHT. CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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