NTSB Identification: ATL88LA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36487.
Accident occurred Friday, March 04, 1988 in NORWALK, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N84118
Injuries: 3 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 PLT RPTD THAT HE WAS CRUISING AT 9,000 FT WHEN HE OBSERVED THE EGT GAUGE INDICATION DROPPING. THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND HE NOTICED A FUEL ODOR IN THE CABIN. THE CARB AIR TEMP GAUGE WAS INDICATING 'WELL OUT OF' THE ICING RANGE. HE SELECTED CARB HEAT, BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. HE THEN SHUT THE CARB HEAT OFF. THE ENGINE EVENTUALLY LOST PWR ALTOGETHER. ATC PROVIDED RADAR VECTORS TO A NEARBY ARPT BUT THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES ABOUT 1 MI FROM THE ARPT. POST-CRASH EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PRE-EXISTING MECH FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. TWO SPARK PLUGS WERE REMOVED AND FOUND TO BE WET W/FUEL. DURING A SUBSEQUENT TEST-RUN, THE ENGINE DEVELOPED FULL PWR. THE PLT HAD BEEN REPEATEDLY ADVISED OF ICING CONDITIONS IN CLOUDS AND PRECIP ALONG HIS ROUTE OF FLT DURING PRE-FLT & IN-FLT WX BRIEFINGS. A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE PWR LOSS, HE RPTD TO A FSS THAT HE WAS IN 'HEAVY SNOW'. HE WAS NOT IFR RATED. 16 HRS OF HIS LOGGED ACTUAL INST TIME WERE LISTED AS PIC.

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,AIR FILTER/SCREEN..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,ALTERNATE AIR/DOOR..CLOSED

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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