NTSB Identification: LAX86LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30100.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 01, 1985 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: PITTS S1-C, registration: N75PB
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 PLT WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFF AND LANDINGS ON RWY 13 AT REID-HILLVIEW AIRPORT, SAN JOSE, CA. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE BASE LEG TO FINAL TURN, WHILE NEGOTIATING A 'POWER-OFF' APCH, HE ATTEMPTED BY APPLY PWR BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A MUDDY FIELD ABOUT 1/4 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE APCH END OF THE RWY. THE ENG OPERATED NORMALLY DURING THE POST-ACCIDENT FUNCTIONAL TEST. THE CURRENT TEMP/DEWPOINT WAS 55 DEG F AND 45 DEG F RESPECTIVELY. ACCORDING TOTHE ICING PROBABILITY CURVE, THE TEMP/DEWPOINT CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE TO SERIOUS ICING CONDITIONS IN CRUISE OR CLIMB POWER SETTINGS.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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