NTSB Identification: MKC89LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39042.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 24, 1989 in CALIFORNIA, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N63091
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 STATED THAT DURING A NORMAL DESCENT TO THE DESTINATION AIRPORT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. AN EMERG LANDING WAS MADE RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS, OR EVIDENCE OF FUEL EXHAUSTION. METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AT THE TIME WERE CONDUCIVE FOR THE PROBABILITY OF CARBURETOR ICING ACCORDING TO THE 'ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS'.

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

IMPROPER USE OF THE CARBURETOR HEAT BY THE PILOT RESULTING IN THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE AND SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF POWER.

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