NTSB Identification: CHI89LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38206.
Accident occurred Monday, November 07, 1988 in CARSON CITY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N50649
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.

WHILE MANEUVERING OVER HER HOUSE DURING A STUDENT SOLO PRACTICE FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH, THEN LOST POWER COMPLETELY. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES WERE PERFORMED, AND CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED, BUT ENGINE RESTART WAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED. THE STUDENT PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A SOFT BEAN FIELD. THE NOSE GEAR 'BOGGED DOWN', AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE TEMP WAS 42 DEGREES F AND THE DP WAS 38 DEGREES F. THE STUDENT PLT SAID THE CARB HEAT DIDN'T SEEM TO HELP SO SHE PUT IT BACK IN THE 'COLD POSITION'. POST ACC EXAM OF THE SPARK PLUGS AND EXHAUST STACKS SHOWED CARBON SOOT DEPOSITS. THE ENG WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUN AFTER THE EXAM.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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