NTSB Identification: MIA88LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36060.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in WILLISTON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4057D
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 PLT DROPPED OFF PARACHUTISTS AT 8,500 FT AND BEGAN TO DESCEND BACK TO ARPT. THE A/C WAS DESCENDING AT 145 MPH, 19 INCHES MP, AND 2300 RPM IN A LONG CIRCULAR PATTERN. THE FLT WAS ON FINAL BETWEEN 500 AND 1000 FT MSL WHEN THE PLT TRIED TO APPLY PWR. THE ENG FAILED TO RESPOND. AFTER SWITCHING THE FUEL SELECTOR AND ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENG TWICE, THE PLT DECIDED TO LND IN A FIELD SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. DURING LANDING ROLL, THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF AND THE A/C NOSED OVER. LATER THE ENG WAS OPERATED TO FULL PWR WITH NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUCTION. CALCULATIONS INDICATED ENOUGH FUEL FOR OPERATION AND FUEL WAS FOUND IN CARB BOWL. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CURVES, THE A/C WAS FLYING IN CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICING. THE PLT STATED THAT CARB HEAT WAS NOT APPLIED DURING DESCENT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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