NTSB Identification: CHI86LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31652.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 30, 1986 in MENOMINEE FALLS, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3736M
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 STATED THAT THE ENG HAD QUIT 3 TIMES IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO INSURE THAT THE ENG WAS WORKING PROPERLY. DURING TAKEOFF, IT LOST POWER AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT TRIED TO TURN & LAND ON THE SW PART OF THE ARPT. HOWEVER, A WING DRAGGED THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED. A TEARDOWN OF THE CARBURETOR REVEALED THERE WAS A FOREIGN OBJECT IN THE MAIN FUEL JET.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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