NTSB Identification: ATL83LA020
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 29, 1982 in CORINTH, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/29/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5537U
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

DURING A VMC CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED LOW CEILINGS AND RAIN. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE ALSO STARTED RUNNING ROUGH AND WAS LOSING POWER. AT THIS POINT HE EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING INTO TREES. THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THAT SERIOUS CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS WERE PREVELANT IN THE FLIGHT AREA.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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