NTSB Identification: LAX87LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32488.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 18, 1987 in SAN DIEGO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N4590V
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.
DURING A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT TO PRACTICE TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. ON TAKE-OFF, ASCENDING THROUGH 200 FEET, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SURGE THEN QUIT. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON AN OCCUPIED ROAD WHERE THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL AUTOMOBILES. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED AND PLACED ON AN ENGINE RUN STAND AND WAS OPERATED AT DIFFERENT POWER SETTING FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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