NTSB Identification: MKC88LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36600.
Accident occurred Friday, May 20, 1988 in CASSVILLE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N2585V
Injuries: 2 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 PIC DPTD TEXAS ENR TO BOLIVAR, MO WITH A STOP FOR FUEL IN PINEBLUFF, ARK WITH TWO REVENUE PAX'S ABOARD. THE PIC STATED THAT THE PAX WOULD TRY TO LOCATE THE ARPT BY VISUALLY IDENTIFYING THE LIGHTS OF THE CITY. THE PIC STATED THEY WANDERED TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT AREAS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT LIGHTS. THE PIC FURTHER STATED THAT FUEL WAS LOW AND HE WOULD LAND AT AN ARPT SPOTTED EARLIER. DURING THE CIRCLING DESCENT OVER THE ARPT, THE PIC STATED THE ENG QUIT AND AN OFF ARPT FORCED LNDG WAS MADE. CARB ICING COND'S WERE PREVELANT AND THE PIC DID NOT USE CARB HEAT DURING THE PWR OFF DESCENT. NO MECH PBLM WAS DISCOVERED DURING THE POST-CRASH INSP. THE FUEL SUPPLY WAS SUFFICIENT TO PROVIDE PWR TO THE ENG.

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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