NTSB Identification: LAX87LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35759.
Accident occurred Friday, May 29, 1987 in AVENAL, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N3274S
Injuries: 3 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A CESSNA 182G COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING LANDING ROLLOUT ON A DIRT ROAD. THE PILOT INDICATED DURING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW THAT THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE GRADUALLY DROPPED TO 18 POUNDS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRCRAFT ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL BOTH WINGS COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE PILOT STATED, 'AFTER THINKING IT OUT I SUSPECT I ENCOUNTERED CARBURETOR ICE. I DID NOT PERFORM THE PROCEDURES.' THE PILOT INDICATED ON HIS PILOT/OPERATOR ACCIDENT REPORT THAT HE SUSPECTED A POWER LOSS WHILE OVER 4,343 FEET MSL HIGH MOUNTAIN. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A RIDGE .' THE PILOT ALSO INDICATED HE TOUCHED DN WITH TOO MUCH SPEED, SO HE ATTEMPTED TO LIFT OFF AGAIN, BUT COULD NOT GAIN ALTITUDE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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