NTSB Identification: MIA84LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23938.
Accident occurred Friday, January 13, 1984 in PENSACOLA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N42774
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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG BEGAN LOSING POWER AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL. THE PLT APPLIED CARB HEAT & BEGAN A DESCENT. POWER WAS RESTORED FOR ABOUT 5 SEC, THEN ALL POWER WAS LOST. THE ACFT WAS LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN A WOODEN SWAMPY AREA & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE TEMP & DEW POINT WERE 55 & 45 DEG, RESPECTIVELY. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, SERIOUS ICING CONDITIONS PREVAILED.

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

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

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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