NTSB Identification: ATL88LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36042.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 1988 in SPRINGFIELD, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2906X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ONE WITNESS STATED THAT THE ENG MISFIRED DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, OTHERS STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 75 FT HIGH WHEN IT LOST POWER. THERE WERE SEVERAL INTERRUPTIONS OF POWER BEFORE IT QUIT TOTALLY. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE AIRFIELD. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A LEFT TURN. AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS BEING USED. WATER/ICE WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE PILOT HAD COMPLAINED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS ABOUT WATER IN THE FUEL. AUTOMOTIVE FUEL COULD NOT BE OBTAINED AT THE AIRPORT AND WAS CARRIED TO THE AIRPORT BY THE PILOT IN CONTAINERS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

FLUID,FUEL..ICE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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