NTSB Identification: LAX87LA289.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34820.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 12, 1987 in INDEPENDENCE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9039A
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 A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PLT STATED THAT EN ROUTE THE ENGINE SUDDENLY LOST PARTIAL POWER. THE PLT MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN TO TRY AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT A NEARBY AIRPORT, HOWEVER, THE PLT REALIZED THAT HE WOULD BE SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE ACFT BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES THEN NOSED OVER. THE ENGINE HAD BEEN REMOVED TO ANOTHER STATE PRIOR TO AN OFFICIAL EXAMINATION. THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE IS UNDETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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