NTSB Identification: NYC88LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37211.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1987 in ST. PAUL, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J-4, registration: N28205
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.

THE FLIGHT WAS ENROUTE FROM MOUNT PLEASANT TO WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA ON A HEADING OF 140 DEGREES AND AT 4500 FEET. ABOUT 25-30 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, ENGINE POWER LOSS WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PILOT SWITCHED FROM THE AUXILLIARY TO THE MAIN FUEL TANK AND APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT BUT THERE WAS NO CHANGE. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED OVER SOME TREES THEN DROPPED TO THE GROUND. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT DISCLOSED A CRACKED INDUCTION MANIFOLD, CAUSING A LEAN MIXTURE.

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,INTAKE MANIFOLD..CRACKED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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