NTSB Identification: CHI84FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23744.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1983 in DODGEVILLE, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8419G
Injuries: 4 Minor.

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.

MOMENTARILY AFTER LIFTING OFF, THE PLT HEARD A PRONOUNCED DECREASE IN ENG NOISE & NOTED THAT THE TACHOMETER INDICATION HAD DROPPED TO 1950 RPM. HE ELECTED TO ABORT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. AFTER DEPARTING THE RWY, THE ACFT HIT AN OBJECT & RAN INTO A RAVINE BEFORE COMING TO REST. AN EXAM OF THE MARVELL SHEBLER CARBURETOR, MODEL MA4SPA, REVEALED A LEAK IN THE GASKET, PN 16-A48. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THIS WOULD RESULT IN PARTIAL FUEL STARVATION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..LEAK

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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