NTSB Identification: FTW88LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37234.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 11, 1987 in DALLAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N876Q
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 THAT THE ACFT WAS NO. 3 IN THE PATTERN FOR LANDING ON RWY 17. HE SAID CARB HEAT WAS APPLIED ON DOWNWIND AND ENG POWER WAS USED UNTIL THE ACFT WAS ON A 3 MI FINAL. AT THAT POINT PWR WAS REDUCED AND A GLIDE WAS ESTABLISHED. A SHORT TIME LATER THE PLT ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO ADJUST THE GLIDE AND THE ENG WOULD NOT ACCELERATE ABOVE IDLE. THE TEMP/DEW PT AT AN AIRPORT 10 MI N OF THE ACDT SITE WAS 55 DEG F AND 29 DEG F RESPECTIVELY. THE ACFT WAS REBUILT AND THE ENG WAS RUN AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE REBUILD PROJECT ON 1/14/89. THE ENG RAN NORMALLY AND NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL CAUSE FOR THE LOSS OF PWR WAS FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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