NTSB Identification: MKC89LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37580.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in GARNETT, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5851B
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.

HAVING JUST MADE A PARACHUTIST'S DROP, DURING A SKY DIVING OPERATION, THE PRIVATE PILOT SPIRALED DOWN FROM ALTITUDE TO LAND, BUT HAD TO EXTEND HIS PATTERN TO ALLOW A DEPARTING ACFT TO LEAVE. DURING A LONG FINAL APPROACH, THE ENGINE FAILED AND AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED IN A SOFT PLOWED FARM FIELD. THE ACFT, ON LANDING, DUG IN IT'S NOSE WHEEL AND TURNED OVER. NO MECHANICAL OR FUEL IRREGULARITIES WERE DISCOVERED DURING THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE FOR CARBURETOR ICING ACCORDING TO THE 'ICING PROBABLILITY CHARTS'.

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

DESCENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..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..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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