NTSB Identification: NYC88LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37220.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 28, 1987 in E.HARWICH PORT, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9714J
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT DEPARTED CHATHAM AIRPORT FOR A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND WHILE TURNING LEFT IN THE PATTERN, THE ENGINE SUFFERED A POWER LOSS. THE PILOT PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING AND TRANSMITTED A 'MAY DAY'. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA. THE FAA REPORTED THAT THE PILOT PULLED THE MIXTURE CONTROL INSTEAD OF THE CARB HEAT CONTROL.

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

MIXTURE..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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