NTSB Identification: FTW85LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26251.
Accident occurred Monday, December 24, 1984 in GRAPELAND, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5743F
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 PILOT STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE WAS IN LEVEL FLIGHT AT 1400 FEET MSL WHEN HE APPLIED CARBURATOR HEAT AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE DUE TO FAVORABLE CARB ICING CONDITIONS. THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH AND QUIT WITHIN 2 TO 3 SECONDS. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENG WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES BEFORE FALLING TO THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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