NTSB Identification: MKC87LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35216.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 29, 1987 in EL DORADO, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6156F
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.

AFTER DEPARTING MIDFIELD AND ATTAINING APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET OF ALTITUDE, PLT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE POWER FAILURE. PLT ATTEMPTED TO RELAND ON INTERSECTING RUNWAY BY EXECUTING AN APPROXIMATE 270 DEGREE TURN. ACFT STRUCK THE TERRAIN BEFORE COMPLETING THE EMERGENCY MANUVER. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO FUEL COMTAMINATION, OR MECHANICAL FAILURE. METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AT THE TIME WERE CONDUCIVE FOR CARBURETOR ICING.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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