NTSB Identification: CHI89LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37894.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 11, 1988 in VARNA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N704KV
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 STUDENT PILOT WAS CRUISING AT 2000' MSL ON A SOLO FLIGHT, WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES WERE INITIATED AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN OPEN FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A DIRT BANK AND WAS DAMAGED. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL PROBLEM. WHEN AN ENGINE RUN-UP WAS MADE, ALL SYSTEMS OPERATED SATISFACTORILY. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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