NTSB Identification: DEN90LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41551.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1990 in SALINA, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9086A
Injuries: 3 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.
DURING INITIAL CLIMB AT 100 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL, THE ENIGNE LOST POWER DUE TO CONTAMINATED FUEL. THE AIRPLANE LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY, OVER RAN THE RUNWAY, AND STRUCK THE ROUGH UNEVEN TERRAIN BEYOND THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR WAS TORN OFF AND THE LEFT WING WAS DAMAGED IN THE COLLISION WITH THE TERRAIN. DURING A POSTACCIDENT INSPECTION, MORE THAN A PINT OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE GASCOLATOR AND FUEL TANKS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: POWER LOSS AS A RESULT OF WATER CONTAMINATED FUEL. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: AN INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION BY THE PILOT, AND ROUGH TERRAIN ENCOUNTERED DURING THE GROUND RUN, FOLLOWING THE FORCED LANDING.
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