NTSB Identification: ANC84LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22642.
Accident occurred Friday, December 16, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N2894Z
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING FLT, HE ENCOUNTERED FREEZING RAIN. ALTHOUGH HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, THE ENG CEASED OPERATING. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE RIGHT OUTBOARD WING PANEL WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT FREEZING RAIN HAD ENTERED THE CARBURETOR AIR SCOOP & FROZE ON THE AIR CLEANER FILTER ELEMENT, THUS RESTRICTING AIR FLOW TO THE CARBURETOR.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..ICE

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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