NTSB Identification: CHI85LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27551.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 13, 1985 in TROY, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8444D
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SIGN DURING A FORCED LNDG AFTER A LOSS OF POWER THAT OCCURD DURING INITIAL CLIMB AT AN ALT OF 400 FT AGL. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND WITH THE APPLICATION OF CARB HEAT THE ENG QUIT. A POST ACCIDENT ENG RUN-UP WAS NORMAL.

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:

INADEQUATE TRAINING(EMERGENCY PROCEDURE(S))..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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