NTSB Identification: DEN84LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25857.
Accident occurred Friday, July 20, 1984 in MEETEETSE, WY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N6083A
Injuries: 1 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.

PLT REPORTED FLT WAS BEING CONDUCTED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WITH FOG PATCHES IN THE AREA. CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICE EXISTED. CALCULATED TEMP AT FLIGHT ALTITUDE OF 9000 FT MSL: 62 DEGS. PLT'S ESTIMATE OF TEMP: 50 DEGS. CLOSEST REPORTED DEW PT: 57 DEGS. CALCULATED DENSITY ALT: 11000 FT. ACFT CERTIFIED SERVICE CEILING: 18500 FT. CARB HEAT NOT REPORTED IN USE. PLT CITED CARB ICE AS THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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