NTSB Identification: ATL85LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29124.
Accident occurred Monday, August 19, 1985 in CARLISLE, MS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18S, registration: N3267N
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER APRX 1 HR OF LCL FLT, THE 67 HR PVT PLT RETURNED TO HIS PVT GRASS STRIP FOR LANDING. HE MADE A FULL LEFT TRAFFIC PATTERN. AT THE 180 DEG POINT, CARB HEAT WAS APPLIED AND PWR REDUCED. AFTER TURNING FINAL AND LOWERING FULL FLAPS, THE PLT ADDED THROTTLE WITH NO RESPONSE. HE APPLIED FULL THROTTLE AND THE ENG COUGHED AND QUIT. THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND 15 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE CARB WAS BROKEN FROM THE ACFT.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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