NTSB Identification: CHI85LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27291.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 26, 1984 in YPSILANTI, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N8921P
Injuries: 5 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE & TWO PARKED CARS DURING A FORCED LANDING WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER A 40 TO 50 MIN GROUND DELAY HE MADE A NORMAL CLIMB TO 5000 FT MSL WHERE HE TRIMMED THE ACFT & LEANED THE MIXTURE TO 75 PERCENT POWER. SHORTLY AFTER THE LEVEL OFF, THE ENG SUDDENLY LOST POWER & FUEL FLOW. THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY & REQUESTED VECTORS TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT. WHEN THE ACFT CAME OUT OF THE OVERCAST AT ABOUT 1000 FT MSL, THE PLT COULD NOT OBTAIN VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE AIRPORT & ELECTED TO LAND IN A PARKING LOT. EXAM OF THE ENG, FOUND WATER AROUND THE ALTERNATE AIR SOURCE DOOR & THE AIR FILTER WAS FROZEN & CLOGGED WITH ICE. A SIGMET WAS IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF ACC CALLING ROR SEVERE ICING IN CLOUDS & PRECIP FROM THE SURFACE TO 12000 FT MSL.

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

OTHER SYSTEM..ICE

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


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