NTSB Identification: CHI89LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40406.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 1989 in OSCEOLA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N61306
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT HAD BEEN PARKED OUTSIDE UNTIL IT WAS MOVED INSIDE A HEATED HANGAR ON 1/14/89. ON 1/15/89, THE STUDENT PREFLIGHTED THE ACFT, THEN HE & HIS INSTRUCTOR (CFI) PROCEEDED ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT. DRG TAKEOFF, THE ACFT CLIMBED ABOUT 250 FT, THEN THE ENG LOST POWER. THE CFI LANDED THE ACFT BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY, BUT DURING THE ROLL-OUT, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE TEMP WAS BELOW FREEZING FROM THE TIME OF THE ACDNT UNTIL THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED. DRG THE EXAM, ICE WAS FOUND AT THE TEE WHERE BOTH WING TANK FUEL LINES JOINED THE ENG FUEL SUPPLY LINE, TOTALLY BLOCKING FUEL FROM THE TANKS.

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

INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT BY THE STUDENT PILOT, INADEQUATE SUPERVISION (TO ASSURE A PROPER PREFLIGHT) BY THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT (CFI), AND WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE FUEL. THE TERRAIN WAS CONSIDERED TO BE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.

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