NTSB Identification: NYC91LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44931.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 1991 in DELAWARE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N2858N
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.

AT ABOUT 30 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AFTER A TOUCH AND GO LANDING, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT PULLED CARBURETOR HEAT AND THE ENGINE POWER RESUMED MOMENTARILY, THEN POWER WAS LOST AGAIN. HE PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING IN TREES. THE TEMPERATURE WAS 85 DEGREES F AND DEW POINT 69 DEGREES F. THIS TEMPERATURE/DEW POINT COMBINATION WAS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING.

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

CARBURETOR ICE AND THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S IMPROPER USE OF CARBURETOR HEAT. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS.

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