NTSB Identification: FTW88LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38175.
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1988 in GARDEN CITY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N9836H
Injuries: 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 PILOT WAS INSPECTING SOME AREAS TO BE SPRAYED AND ALSO A ROAD TO BE USED AS AN AIRSTRIP FOR HIS AERIAL SPRAYING. AFTER A LOW PASS OVER THE ROAD AT REDUCED POWER, HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE BUT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESPOND. DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN ROUGH TERRAIN, THE AIRPLANE ROLLED INTO A DIRT PIT THAT WAS COVERED BY TALL GRASS. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR DRAIN PLUG THREADS WERE DIRTY AND THE DRAIN PLUG WAS MISSING.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,DRAIN..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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