NTSB Identification: NYC88LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37486.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 06, 1988 in WESTERLY, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3210J
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AT 350 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF. HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE AIRPORT BUT HAD INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE. HE ELECTED TO LAND OFF-AIRPORT AT AN INDUSTRIAL SITE WITH THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDING. DURING LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK. A WITNESS SAW BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE IN FLIGHT. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION DID NOT FIND EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL ENGINE MALFUNCTION. NO WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL. EXAM CONFIRMED INTERNAL ENGINE CONTINUITY, NORMAL IGNITION CAPABILITY, THE ABSENCE OF METAL IN THE OIL, AND THROTTLE AND CARB HEAT LINKAGE CONTINUITY. OUTSIDE AIR TEMP WAS ABOUT 15 DEGREES F.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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