NTSB Identification: NYC89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38170.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N19863
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 PILOT OF THE CESSNA 182 WAS ON DOWNWIND WHEN HE STATED THAT HE PULLED THE CARBURETOR HEAT ON AND THEN PULLED THE POWER BACK TO 1500 RPM. WITHIN A FEW SECONDS THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT INFORMED THE TOWER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ABOUT 500 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT CONTROLS REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL WAS OFF AND THE MIXTURE WAS PULLED OUT TO THE IDLE CUTOFF POSITION.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MIXTURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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