NTSB Identification: LAX86LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30135.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 04, 1985 in DEER VALLEY, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N3334A
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.
SHORTLY AFTER BEGINING DESCENT FROM 7,500 FT. M.S.L. THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. PRIOR TO DESCENT THE PLT RICHENED THE MIXTURE AND APPLIED CARB HEAT. THE PILOT RADIOED HIS POSITION & SITUATION TO DEER VALLEY TOWER, DEER VALLEY, ARIZONA WHILE NEGOTIATING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH SOME CACTUS BUSHES. THE ACCIDENT SITE IS LOCATED ABOUT 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF DEER VALLEY ARPT. THE POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THE CARB BOWL CONTAINED ABOUT 1 1/2 CUP OF WATER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..WATER
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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