NTSB Identification: ATL93LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50287.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 03, 1993 in ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N8024T
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.

THE RIGHT SEAT CFI HAD JUST COMPLETED PROVIDING AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROFICIENCY CHECK TO THE LEFT SEAT CFI. THE RIGHT SEAT CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS AND THE FLIGHT PROCEEDED TO THE AIRPORT FOR A TOUCH-AND-GO. AFTER LIFT-OFF, AT 30-40 FT AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. AS THE RIGHT SEAT CFI WAS REACHING TO CHANGE THE FUEL SELECTOR, THE LEFT SEAT CFI ROLLED THE AIRPLANE 30-45 DEG TO LAND ON A GRASS RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE RIGHT SEAT CFI, THE CARBURETOR HEAT MAY HAVE BEEN OFF.

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

THE PILOT-AT-CONTROL'S FAILURE TO USE CARBURETOR HEAT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO CARBURETOR ICE. A FACTOR WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS WEATHER CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICE.

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