NTSB Identification: NYC85LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29111.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 11, 1985 in LAKEWOOD, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N6317J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE RETURNING TO LAKEWOOD AIRPORT,, POWER WAS LOST SUDDENLY. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN A STAND OF PINE AND OAK TREES INSTEAD OF LANDING ON A BUSY HIGHWAY. THE PILOT DECIDED THAT THE DISTANCE WAS TOO GREAT FOR A GLIDE TO THE AIRPORT. A POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE DID NOT REVEAL ANY CONDITIONS THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LOSS OF POWER.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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