NTSB Identification: MIA87LA252.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35021.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 23, 1987 in BELLE GLADE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704HB
Injuries: 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.

THE STUDENT PLT STATED HE WAS EN ROUTE ALONG THE HILLSBOROUGH CANAL WHEN HE ENCTRD A RAIN SHOWER & RETARDED THE POWER TO 2000 RPM TO DSCND. HE STATED THAT CARB ICE FORMED & THE ENG LOST POWER. HE MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A DIKE. HOWEVER, AS THE ACFT WAS ROLLING OUT, IT ENCTRD A X-WIND & SLID OFF THE SIDE OF THE DIKE & WAS DAMAGED. ACCORDING TO PERFORMANCE CHARTS, THE TEMP & DEW POINT (85 & 75 DEG, RESPECTIVELY) WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARB ICE.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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