NTSB Identification: LAX92LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47020.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 27, 1992 in LANCASTER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2867R
Injuries: 1 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.

IN AN ORAL STATEMENT TO AN FAA SAFETY INSPECTOR, THE PILOT SAID THAT HE NOTICED PROBLEMS WITH LOW ENGINE RPM DURING RUNUP, PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. HE SAID HE DECIDED TO MAKE THE TAKEOFF AND THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE WAS SLOWER THAN NORMAL. DURING TAKEOFF INITIAL CLIMB, THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND THE AIRPLANE BECAUSE OF THE PARTIAL POWER SITUATION. HE SAID HE HAD ENOUGH ALTITUDE AND ENGINE POWER TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE AIRFIELD FOR LANDING. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD ABOUT 138 FEET NORTH OF THE RUNWAY. THE CAUSE OF THE PARTIAL POWER CONDITION WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

THE PILOT'S POOR JUDGEMENT IN ATTEMPTING FLIGHT WITH A KNOWN DEFICIENCY WITH THE AIRPLANE ENGINE'S ABILITY TO PRODUCE POWER. THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS WAS A FACTOR.

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