NTSB Identification: CHI83LA034
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 05, 1982 in SCHAUMBURG, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/05/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N56311
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 NEWLY PURCHASED AIRCRAFT HAD JUST BEEN DELIVERED AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO FLY IT A SHORT PERIOD TO CHECK ITS OPERATION. HE PERFORMED ONE TAKEOFF AND LANDING, THEN STARTED ANOTHER TAKEOFF. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE SECOND TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AT ABOUT 75 FT AGL. WHILE CROSSING A ROAD TO LAND IN A BEAN FIELD, THE RIGHT WING HIT A STREET SIGN. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE WAS MADE, BUT NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD NOT USED THE CARBURETOR HEAT DURING GROUND OPERATION. HE BELIEVED THE ENGINE LOST POWER DUE TO CARBURETOR ICE; HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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