NTSB Identification: FTW88LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37401.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 06, 1988 in WEATHERFORD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N52536
Injuries: 2 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.

A USED ENG HAD JUST BEEN INSTALLED IN THE ACFT AND THE OWNER AND MECH WERE PERFORMING A FUNCTIONAL TEST FLT. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT PUMPED THE THROTTLE AND THE ENG RESTARTED BUT IMMEDIATELY QUIT AGAIN AND WOULD NOT RESTART. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON THE TAKEOFF RWY IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION; HOWEVER, THERE WAS ANOTHER ACFT ON FINAL APCH FOR LANDING AND THE PLT COMPLETED THE FORCED LANDING IN A WOODED AREA BESIDE THE RWY. AN FAA A/W INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE WRECKAGE AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE ACFT FUEL SYSTEM.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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