NTSB Identification: FTW89LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37524.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1988 in FRIENDSWOOD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N7054F
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 DESCENDED FROM 1450 FEET TO 1000 FEET AND ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. JUST BEFORE TURNING BASE, HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT AND TEN SECONDS LATER THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND QUIT. UNSUITABLE TERRAIN MADE THE FORCED LANDING A HARD LANDING. AN AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTION OF THE SYSTEMS WAS MADE AND NO PRE-IMPACT PROBLEMS WERE IDENTIFIED. THE ENGINE WAS OPERATED NORMALLY FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE MINUTE. WX CONDITIONS HAD A TEMP/DEN POINT COMBINATION THAT WERE FAVORABLE FOR MODERATE CARB ICE DURING CRUISE & SERIOUS ICING DURING GLIDE POWER ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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