NTSB Identification: NYC88LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37224.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 1987 in ARGYLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5502Z
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 FLIGHT WAS RETURNING TO CHENEY FARM FIELD FOR LANDING WHEN THE PILOT CAME IN TOO HIGH AND FAST. HE ADDED POWER, BANKED LEFT AND STARTED A GO AROUND. AT THIS TIME THE ENGINE BACKFIRED AND STARTED MISSING. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING IN A PASTURE THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF A FENCE AND FLIPPED OVER. THE PLTS RECOMMENDATION FOR PREVENTION WAS EARLIER DETECTION OF CARB ICING.

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:

IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


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