NTSB Identification: NYC85LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29403.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 25, 1985 in HAMBURG, NY
Aircraft: Grumman American AA-1B, registration: N2640R
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 PLT STATED THAT HE STARTED A MANEUVER AT 2700 FT. THE MANEUVER WAS A DIVE AFTER REDUCING PWR FOLLOWED BY A CLIMB WITH A LEFT TURN AT THE TOP FOLLOWED BY A DESCENDING LEFT TURN. THE TURN 'AT THE TOP' WAS UNCOORDINATED AND G FORCES OCCURRED. THROTTLE ADVANCEMENT AFTER THE MANEUVER PRODUCED NO ENG RESPONSE. A FIELD WAS SELECTED FOR A FORCED LNDG WHILE APPLYING CARBURETOR HEAT,AUX FUEL PUMP,RICH MIXTURE AND SWITCHING FUEL TANKS. THE PLT SAID 7 GALS OF FUEL REMAINED ABOARD. PWR IMPROVED AS THE ACFT NEARED THE GROUND. THE PLT ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE LNDG EVEN THOUGH THE FIELD WAS HEAVILY FURROWED. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AFTER LANDING. POST ACC INVEST REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE TO CARBURETOR/INDUCTION ICING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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