NTSB Identification: DEN85LTG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28816.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 05, 1985 in UNDERWOOD, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8864N
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.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. THE PLT STATED HE WAS PRACTICING SLOW FLT ON THE RETURN FLT FROM PICKING THE ACFT UP AFTER AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. AS THE ACFT SLOWED TO 90 MPH DURING SLOW FLT, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO INCREASE PWR AT WHICH TIME THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND. THE ENG WAS OPERATING AT IDLE PWR WHEN THE FORCED LANDING WAS MADE FROM AN ALT OF APRX 400 FT AGL. THE PLT STATED CARB HEAT WAS NOT USED DURING THE PWR REDUCTION IN PREPARATION FOR SLOW FLT OR DURING S-TURN MANEUVERS WHICH HE PERFORMED EARLIER. THE TEMP WAS 62 DEGS F, DEW PNT 60 DEGS.NO MECHANICAL FAILURES/MALFUNCTIONS WERE DISCOVERED WHICH WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF PWR.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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