NTSB Identification: CHI93LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48198.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 1993 in LINEVILLE, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N60SX
Injuries: 2 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 AIRPLANE SUSTAINED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT. THE PILOT SELECTED A ROADWAY FOR A FORCED LANDING. ON TOUCHDOWN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A MAIL BOX. CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR CARBURETOR ICE ACCUMULATION PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. NO MECHANICAL ANOMALIES WERE FOUND DURING A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION. THE NEAREST WEATHER REPORTING STATION TO THE ACCIDENT WAS ABOUT 20 MILES TO THE WEST. ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT THIS STATION WAS REPORTING A TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES(F), AND DEWPOINT OF 14 DEGREES (F).

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

CARBURETOR ICE AS A RESULT OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S IMPROPER USE OF CARBURETOR HEAT.

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