NTSB Identification: SEA91LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45072.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1991 in BURLEY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N6302G
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT OF THE CESSNA 188 STATED THAT HE WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT, EN ROUTE TO AN AERIAL APPLICATION, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT FELT HE WAS TOO LOW FOR ANY EMERGENCY CORRECTIVE ACTION, SO HE DUMPED HIS CHEMICAL LOAD, AND ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A VACANT LOT NEAR THE CENTER OF TOWN. DURING THE FLARE THE WING OF THE AIRCRAFT HIT A TREE, CAUSING IT TO SEPARATE JUST PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: POWERPLANT FAILURE FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. FACTORS INCLUDE IN-FLIGHT COLLISION WITH A TREE.
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