NTSB Identification: SEA88LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35130.
Accident occurred Monday, February 08, 1988 in PALAMINO VALLEY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48890
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 STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING 'S' TURNS OVER A ROADWAY WHEN ENGINE POWER LOSS OCCURRED. FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT ON THE ROAD RESULTED IN A HIGH FLARE AND HARD LANDING, SHEARING THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT FLIPPED INVERTED. ENGINE INSPECTION AND TEST RUN REVEALED NO DISCREPANCIES. NO MECHANICAL REASON WAS FOUND FOR POWER LOSS. THE TEMPERATURE WAS 60 DEGREES F AND THE DEW POINT WAS 30 DEGREES F. THIS TEMPERATURE/DEW POINT WAS IN A RANGE WHERE CARBURETOR ICING WAS PROBABLE (VISIBLE ICING) AT RATED POWER.

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

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

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

FLARE..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

Index for Feb1988 | Index of months