NTSB Identification: ATL82FA195
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 14, 1982 in BIRMINGHAM, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N98316
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN ABOUT 3/10 MILE NORTH OF RUNWAY 36. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRSPEED DECAYED AND THE AIRCRAFT MUSHED INTO THE GROUND. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT WERE 81 AND 73 DEG, RESPECTIVELY. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, SERIOUS CARBURETOR ICING WOULD OCCUR AT GLIDE (IDLE) POWER. THE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK STATED THAT CARBURETOR HEAT SHOULD BE CHECKED PRIOR TO TAKEOFF TO BE SURE THE CONTROL IS OPERATING PROPERLY AND TO CLEAR ANY ICE WHICH MAY HAVE FORMED DURING TAXIING. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE PREFLIGHT AND RUNUP INSPECTION WERE COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PUBLISHED CHECKLIST.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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