NTSB Identification: NYC84LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22123.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 1983 in HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N4720L
Injuries: 3 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE MADE AN EXTENDED PATTERN TO KEEP SPACING ON A SLOWER ACFT THAT WAS LANDING. HE STATED THAT HE WENT THRU THE LANDING CHECKLIST & EVERYTHING SEEMED NORMAL. ON FINAL APCH, THE ACFT GOT A LITTLE LOW, BUT WHEN THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED, THE ENG FAILED TO RESPOND. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO GLIDE TO THE RWY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR OVER A HEDGEROW. NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE PLT STATED THAT EARLIER IN THE FLT, CARBURETOR ICING WAS EXPERIENCED WHICH CLEARED UP WHEN CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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