NTSB Identification: SEA88LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35549.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 1988 in PORT ANGELES, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N9894J
Injuries: 1 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 CRUISE THE PILOT NOTICED A GRADUAL LOSS OF RPM. CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED BUT THE PILOT STATED THAT HE NOTED NO IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENGINE POWER. THE POWER LOSS CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE SO A LANDING WAS MADE ONTO A ROUGH FIELD WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING ROLL. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE BY A MECHANIC REVEALED THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL JAMMED IN THE COLD POSITION.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL..JAMMED

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

CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL..INOPERATIVE

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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