NTSB Identification: ATL87LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33256.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 03, 1987 in KENNASAW, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N3473F
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.

DURING INITIAL CLIMB FOR A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE PILOT MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DOWNWIND LANDING. HE REPORTED THAT THE POWER INCREASED AND HE DECIDED TO MAKE A NORMAL APPROACH TO THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT OVERSHOT THE FINAL APPROACH AND BEGAN TO LOSE POWER ONCE AGAIN. THE PILOT DECIDED TO STALL THE AIRCRAFT IN TALL PINE TREES. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE THE AIRCRAFT HELD POSITION WAITING FOR A TAKEOFF FOR APPROX 15 MINUTES. THE PILOT DID NOT CHECK CARBURETOR HEAT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE FOR INDUCTION ICING.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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