NTSB Identification: CHI83LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 17, 1982 in BLACK RIVER FAL, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N813A
Injuries: 3 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER FLYING IN THE LOCAL AREA ABOUT 1 HR, THE PILOT LANDED AT THE AIRPORT. WHILE TAXIING BACK TO THE HANGAR, HE ELECTED TO MAKE ANOTHER SHORT FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TAXIED BACK TO THE RUNWAY AND A TAKEOFF WAS MADE. NO ENGINE RUNUP OR CARBURETOR HEAT CHECK WAS PERFORMED PRIOR TO THE SECOND TAKEOFF. AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 200 TO 300 FT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE RPM WENT FROM FULL POWER TO ABOUT A FAST IDLE. DURING A SUBSEQUENT LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ENGINE MOUNTS WERE BUCKLED. THE PILOT ATTRIBUTED THE LOSS OF POWER TO CARBURETOR ICING.

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:

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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