NTSB Identification: NYC84FA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25760.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 27, 1984 in LINCOLN PARK, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N4342T
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. A FOLLOWING ACFT PLT SAID THE ACFT WAS SLOW AND LONG ON TAKEOFFROLL AND STAYED LOW AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT MADE A 90 DEGREE RIGHT TURN AND THEN A 270 DEGREE LEFT TURN AND WAS ABOUT LINED UP TO LAND DOWNWIND WHEN IT DRIFTED OFF TO THE RIGHT AND WENT DOWN. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MALFUNCTIONS OF THE ENGINE. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING AND THIS ACFT HAD JUST HAD A LONG GROUND TAXI AND HOLD FOR TAKEOFF. WITNESSES HEARD THE ENGINE 'SPUTTERING' AND CUTTING IN AND OUT BEFORE THE CRASH.

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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