NTSB Identification: ANC83LA017
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 22, 1982 in CORDOVA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N1461A
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.

THE PLT STATED AS HE APPROACHED CORDOVA HE SMELLED & OBSERVED SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT. HE REDUCED POWER & COMMENCED A MODIFIED APPROACH TO RWY 9 WHICH WAS NEAREST HIS POSITION. WHEN HE ELECTED TO ADD POWER THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THE PLT TURNED & LANDED ON A ROAD RATHER THEN TRY TO REACH THE RWY. THE TEMPERATURE WAS 40 DEG F & THE DEW POINT 34 DEG F. THE PLT WAS NOT CERTAIN HOW LONG THE ENG WAS THROTTLED BEFORE HE ADDED POWER & DID NOT RECALL IF HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT WHEN HE TURNED TOWARD THE ARPT. THE OIL LINE TO THE INPUT SIDE OF THE OIL COOLER WAS FOUND WORN & LEAKING. IT HAD ALLOWED OIL TO ESCAPE & SPRAY THE ENG. THERE WERE STAINS ON THE EXHAUST SYSTEM SHOWING THAT BURNING OF SOME FLUID HAD TAKEN PLACE.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..LEAK


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,CREW COMPARTMENT..SMOKE

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