NTSB Identification: DEN85LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25870.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 03, 1984 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N5758P
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.

THE PLT STATED HE WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT AND AFTER APRX 1.5 HRS, THE ENGINE STARTED TO RUN ROUGH. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THE ROUGHNESS AND WHEN HE APPLIED THE CARB HEAT, THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT TURNED OFF THE CARB HEAT BUT POWER COULD NOT BE RESTORED AND AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON AN INTERSTATE BETWEEN TWO OVERPASSES WAS PLANNED. THE PLT DELAYED PUTTING THE GEAR DOWN UNTIL HIGH LINES WERE CLEARED. THE ACFT LANDED WITH THE GEAR UP. THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP WAS 48 DEGS & THE DEW POINT WAS 47 DEGS. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARB 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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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