NTSB Identification: FTW88LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35178.
Accident occurred Friday, January 29, 1988 in TOMBALL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6614H
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 AIRPLANE WAS DESCENDING TOWARD THE AIRPORT WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. APPLICATION OF CARBURETOR HEAT RESTORED POWER UNTIL NEXT DESCENT. SECOND DESCENT WAS STARTED WITH FULL CARBURETOR HEAT APPLIED AND POWER WAS LOST AGAIN AND COULD NOT BE RESTORED. PILOT MADE OFF-AIRPORT, NIGHT, FORCED LANDING, HIT TREES AND THEN THE GROUND. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS FOUND. THERE WAS FUEL IN TANKS AT TIME OF POWER LOSS. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO SEVERE CARBURETOR ICING.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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