NTSB Identification: ATL85FA189.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28999.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in HENDERSONVILLE, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N3714R
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 100 TO 125 FT AGL. HE MADE A RGT TURN BACK TOWARD THE ARPT TO LAND. HOWEVER, THE ACFT STALLED, THEN IMPACTED IN A PARKING LOT NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE WAS VERIFIED DURING THE INVESTIGATION. ALTHOUGH THE PLT & WITNESSES REPORTED A POWER LOSS, TORSIONAL DAMAGE TO THE PROP WAS NOTED & PROP STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND AT THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT. THE CARBURETOR HAD SEPARATED FROM THE ENG DURING IMPACT & WAS FOUND OUTSIDE THE FIRE AREA, BUT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE FIRE TO RESULT IN BURN DAMAGE TO THE AIR FILTER. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF FIRE IN THE CARBURETORTHROAT INDICATING PSBL PREIMPACT DAMAGE. HOWEVER, THERE WERE VENT HOLES IN THE FLOAT CHAMBER WHERE RESIDUAL FUEL COULD HAVE ESCAPED & FED A POST CRASH FIRE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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