NTSB Identification: ATL84LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24576.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 19, 1984 in FRANKLIN, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N2396J
Injuries: 2 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.
DURING FLT, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT CHOSE A SMALL CLEARING FOR A FORCED LANDING, BUT JUST BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN, THE ACFT CONTACTED AN ALUMINUM ROOFED SHED & AN ELECTRICAL WIRE, THEN CRASH LANDED. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE TEMP & DEW POINT AT ASHVILLE, NC, WERE REPORTED AS 87 & 56 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE PLT STATED THAT HE DID NOT REMEMBER USING CARBURETOR HEAT. ACCORDING TO THE ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICE.
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
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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