NTSB Identification: ATL83LA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 22, 1982 in SPARTANBURG, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/1983
Aircraft: AEROSPORT CHAMP, registration: N27SS
Injuries: 1 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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING AN ENGINE FAILURE DURING CLIMBOUT AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ENGINE DEVELOPED FULL POWER DURING RUNUP AND TAKEOFF. DURING A LEFT TURN TO CROSSWIND THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER ANDCONTINUED TO LOSE UNTIL GROUND CONTACT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE HIS TURN TO ALIGN WITH THE RUNWAY DUE TO LACK OF ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES BETWEEN RUNWAYS 29 AND 35.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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