NTSB Identification: ANC89LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37986.
Accident occurred Monday, January 16, 1989 in BIG LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6414K
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 SIMULATING A FORCED LANDING TO A FROZEN LAKE WHEN A LOSS OF POWER WAS EXPERIENCED. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA DURING THE APCH. THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE WAS 15 DEG BELOW ZERO. THE STUDENT PLT STATED THAT THE ENGINE SHOULD HAVE BEEN KEPT AT A HIGHER RPM DURING THE SIMULATED FORCED LANDING TO PREVENT CARB ICE.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT'S FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES DURING THE SIMULATED FORCED LANDING. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES.

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