NTSB Identification: MIA88LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35053.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 04, 1987 in CHURCH HILL, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9202T
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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT AT 1,000 FT, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING IN A SOFT FIELD AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT HIT A DIRT BANK, NOSED OVER, AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT EACH TANK CONTAINED APRX 2 QUARTS OF WATER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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