NTSB Identification: ATL86LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31047.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in BRASELTON, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-150, registration: N6242Z
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 REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE RPM DECREASED WHILE CONDUCTING A BANNER TOW FLIGHT AND THAT THE ENGINE SUBSEQUENTLY QUIT. THE AIRPLANE WAS LANDED IN A FIELD OF AN AUTO RACE TRACK WHERE A TELEPHONE POLE WAS STRUCK DURING THE LANDING ROLL. TEMPERATURE WAS 92 DEGREES F AND THE DENSITY WAS 3300 FEET. AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS BEING USED. TEMPERATURE ON PREVIOUS DAYS WAS MUCH COOLER. CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBUERTOR ICING. OPERATOR FAILED TO NOTIFY INVESTIGATOR WHEN AIRPLANE HAD BEEN RECOVERED SO ENGINE COULD BE EXAMINED FURTHER.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


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