NTSB Identification: NYC83FA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20731.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 09, 1983 in HAWTHORNE, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8302T
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 Uninjured.

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.

THE FLT DEPARTED CLEVELAND AT 1539. THE FLT ENROUTE WAS CONDUCTED AT 6,000 FT. ABOUT 45 MI W OF DESTINATION THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED 5 GALS OF FUEL IN EACH OF THE TWO TANKS. AT ABOUT 5 MI W OF THE ARPT THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT MADE A FORCEDLANDING ON THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF A PARKWAY & COLLIDED WITH A CAR. THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL CABLE WAS FOUND DISCONNECTED FROM THE VALVE ACTUATING ARM OF THE CARB HEAT ASSY. THE VALVE & ATTACHED ACTUATING ARM WAS IN THE 'ON' POSITION. THE CONTROL CABLE WAS INSERTED THROUGH THE SWIVEL FITTING STUD. THE WASHER, NUT & COTTER PIN, WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR RETENTION & SECURITY TO THE VALVE ACTUATING ARM, WERE MISSING. THE ACFT HAD 83 HRS SINCE THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION ON 12/2/82.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL,LINKAGE..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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