NTSB Identification: NYC76FNA41
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N6989D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1649   76/7/3    CHATHAM,MA          PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 48, 925
        TIME - 1720                    N6989D              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 60 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PLEASANT BAY SB
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHATHAM,MA                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: SPARK PLUG
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
        REMARKS- LONG PERIODS OF TAXI AT LOW RPM RESULTED IN SPARK PLUG FOULING.R WING CTCTD WATER,ACFT FLIPPED.

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