NTSB Identification: CHI86LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30699.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 29, 1986 in ELY, MN
Aircraft: CHAMPION CITABRIA 7GCBC, registration: N1856G
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A DESCENT FROM 1000 FT AGL TO 200 FT AGL TO PHOTOGRAPH WILDLIFE THE PILOT APPLIED CARB HEAT. WHEN HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE AT 200 FT TO LEVEL OFF THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SETTLED INTO TREES. TEMPERATURE AT THE TIME WAS -5 DEG F., SKYS WERE CLEAR. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NOTHING THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED A POWER LOSS. 31 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE ON BOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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