NTSB Identification: CHI85FA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27098.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 09, 1984 in ALBION, IN
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N5219M
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.
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.
CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS EXISTED ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, HE STAYED IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO ENSURE HE WOULD NOT EXPERIENCE CARBURETOR ICING PROBLEMS. HE THEN DEPARTED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN & OVERFLEW A WOODED AREA LOOKING FOR A WOUNDED DEER. HE REDUCED POWER & APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT WHILE SLOWING THE ACFT & DESCENDING. THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE THE ENG WAS OPERATING AT 1000 RPM, IT LOST POWER WITH SYMPTOMS OF CARBURETOR ICE. HE SLOWED THE ACFT TO A STALL BEFORE COLLIDING WITH TREES & THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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