NTSB Identification: NYC83LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22813.
Accident occurred Monday, August 29, 1983 in WEST BLOOMFIELD, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N5185Z
Injuries: 1 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.
REPORTEDLY, THE PLT WAS RETURNING TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT TO LAND WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED EXCESSIVE CARBON IN THE EXHAUST STACK. ALSO, THE PRIMER WAS FOUND NOT FULLY CLOSED. REPORTEDLY, THE ENG WAS RUNNING RICH WITH PRIMER IN THAT POSITION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..UNLOCKED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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