NTSB Identification: ATL85LKG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27978.
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 1985 in SAMSON, AL
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER AG CAT, registration: N3629K
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 WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LNDG AFTER A PWR LOSS DURING A SWATH RUN. DURING THE LDG A PWR LINE WAS STRUCK AND THE ACFT WAS PULLED SIDEWAYS WHICH CAUSED A GROUNDLOOP AND RESULTED IN DAMAGES. LYON FLYING SERVICES OF WELSH LA DISMANTLED THE ENG & FOUND NO REASON FOR ENG STOPPAGE OR POWER LOSS. THE TEMPERATURE & DEW POINT WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICING.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

LOAD JETTISON..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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