NTSB Identification: NYC84LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22416.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 10, 1983 in NANTUCKET, MA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC CITABRIA, registration: N5041N
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AND CRASHED DURING A LOW PASS TO OBSERVE AN OBJECT ON THE GROUND. THE FLT HAD DEPARTEDNANTUCKET AND FLOWN OVER TO TUCKERNUCK ISL WHERE A DESCENT WAS MADE TO OBSERVE AN UNUSUAL OBJECT ON A SHOAL. CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED AND THE THROTTLE CLOSED. AFTER DESCENDING TO 160 FT FLAPS WERE ADDED TO SLOW THE ACFT. WHEN THE OBJECT WAS SIGHTED POWER WAS APPLIED BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. AT THIS TIME THE PLT PLANNED TO LAND ON THE SHOAL WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENG. THE PLT WORKED THE THROTTLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO RESTART THE ENGINE IN A NEAR STALL ATTITUDE THE ENGINE FIRED AND WENT TO HIGH RPM TORQUE ROLLING THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. THE PLT AGAIN CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND USED FULL FORWARD ELEVATOR RIGHT AILERON AND RUDDER. THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND WITH LEFT WING THEN THE LEFT MAIN GEAR AND NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED DURING THE ACCIDENT.

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:

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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