NTSB Identification: MKC89LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37695.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1988 in QUINTER, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N73051
Injuries: 2 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 FLYING AT REDUCED POWER WITHOUT THE USE OF CARBURETOR HEAT. THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. THE PILOT ADDED CARBURETOR HEAT AND FULL THROTTLE WHICH RESULTED IN THE ENGINE BACKFIRING. THE PILOT ELECTED TO EXECUTE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FARM IMPLEMENT RESULTING IN LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PRIVATE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER ON BOARD WERE NOT INJURED.

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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