NTSB Identification: NYC84LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24020.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 1984 in ELMIRA, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9617J
Injuries: 2 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 WAS DESCENDING TO LAND WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS AND MADE A FORCED LANDING INTO A PLOWED FIELD. THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICE.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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