NTSB Identification: CHI87LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35430.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in UTICA, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N7088Q
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 PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER TO 900 RPM SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT HAD CLIMBED TO 2000 FT AND REDUCED POWER. WHEN THE RPM DROPPED TO 900 RPM HE APPLIED CARB HEAT TO NO AVAIL. THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A FIELD 6 MILES NORTH OF THE DEPARTURE ARPT. ENGINE INVESTIGATION AFTER ACCIDENT REVEALED WATER AND DEBRIS IN STRAINER AND CARBURETOR BOWL. FRESH FUEL WAS PUT IN SYSTEM AND ENGINE RAN PROPERLY. THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN RECENTLY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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