NTSB Identification: CHI87LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34280.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 01, 1987 in EAST TROY, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N71383
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 AIRCRAFT WAS CRUISING AT APPROXIMATELY 2000 FEET AGL WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ADDED CARBURETOR HEAT AND LEANED THE MIXTURE, BUT THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RUN ROUGH. THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE PILOT SUCCESSFULLY LANDED AND TAXIED OUT OF THE FIELD ONTO A STREET AND ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF FROM A ROAD IN A SUBDIVISION DURING DARK NIGHT LIGHT CONDITIONS. HE STATED THE ACFT HAD JUST BECOMEAIRBORNE WHEN THE NOSEWHEEL STRUCK UPWARD SLOPING GROUND IN A VACANT LOT. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED AND THE ACFT CAME TO REST ON THE SLOPE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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