NTSB Identification: CHI94LA085.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1994 in GLEN ULLIN, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N1794M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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WHILE FLYING EN ROUTE IN ACTUAL INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, THE AIRPLANE'S ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. THE PILOT APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, THE ENGINE RAN ROUGHER AND A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRPLANE IN A PASTURE AND THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND. THE ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES WITH THE ENGINE.

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

THE DELAYED APPLICATION OF THE CARBURETOR HEAT BY THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND. THE CARBURETOR ICING WEATHER CONDITION WAS A FACTOR.

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