NTSB Identification: MKC86LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30089.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 22, 1986 in NEOSHO, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N1017X
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD DESCENDED FROM 5500 FEET MSL TO 2000 FEET MSL WITH THE THROTTLE AT IDLE AND WITHOUT USING CARBURETOR HEAT. WHEN HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE, THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND AND HE ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED TREES, THEN POWERLINES BEFORE IMPACTING THE GROUND. INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL ANY REASON FOR THE ENGINE FAILURE. THIS AIRPLANE HAD AN STC FOR USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL AND WAS USING AUTOMOTIVE FUEL AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT WAS OUTSIDE THE PROBABILITY RANGE FOR CARBURETOR ICE IF AVIATION FUEL WAS BEING USED BUT CAN NOT BE CALCULATED FOR AUTOMOTIVE FUEL.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION(MARKED)

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