NTSB Identification: CHI83LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19705.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 05, 1983 in CHESTERVILLE, OH
Aircraft: PIPER J-4, registration: N27894
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.
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT TRIED TO TURN BACK AND LAND ON THE DEPARTURE AIRSTRIP, BUT DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE. WHILE TRYING TO LAND, HE PULLED THE PLANE UP TO CROSS OVER TRANSMISSION LINES. HOWEVER, THE PLANE COLLIDED WITH THE WIRES AND CRASHED. THE PILOT THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED CARBURETOR ICE, BUT THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT WERE 23 AND 13 DEG. ACCORDING TO THE ICING PROBABILITY CHART, CARBURETOR ICING WOULD ONLY OCCUR AT OR BELOW CRUISING POWER AT THOSE TEMPERATURES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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