NTSB Identification: CHI90LA272.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42774.
Accident occurred Monday, September 24, 1990 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA A150L, registration: N6073J
Injuries: 2 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.

AN INSTRUCTOR PILOT AND DUAL STUDENT DESCENDED TO THE HOME FIELD PATTERN, ENTERING DOWNWIND NUMBER TWO FOR LANDING. THE INSTRUCTOR EXTENDED DOWNWIND A MILE NORTH OF THE AIRPORT BEFORE TURNING TO BASE LEG. ON APPLICATION OF THROTTLE DURING THE BASE LEG, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND STOPPED. THE INSTRUCTOR ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FARM FIELD. AT THE NEAR EDGE OF THE CHOSEN FIELD, THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A POWER LINE AND FELL TO GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE ICING PROBABILITY CURVES, CARBURETOR ICING CONDITION EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT CARBURETOR HEAT WAS USED.

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

AN UNDETERMINED LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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