NTSB Identification: CHI89DEV04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38903.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in URBANA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/1990
Aircraft: TESORI REGIONNE 2002, registration: CGFSY
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE PLT TRANSMITTED ON AN ADVISORY FREQUENCY 'CLEAR THE AREA I HAVE ENGINE TROUBLE'. WHILE TURNING FROM DOWNWIND TO THE BASE LEG OF HIS EMERGENCY APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE IN A STEEP RIGHT BANK WHEN IT SUDDENLY BANKED LEFT AND DESCENDED INTO THE GROUND. TEMPERATURE AND DEWPOINT WERE 54 DEGS AND 39 DEGS RESPECTIVELY. THESE TEMPS ARE CONDUCIVE TO THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE.

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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