NTSB Identification: MKC88LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35259.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 20, 1987 in ATWOOD, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2472Q
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 PIC SAID THAT HE DID AN ENGINE RUNUP AND ALLOWED THE ENGINE TO RUN ABOUT 6 ADDITIONAL MINUTES BEFORE COMMENCING THE TAKEOFF. THE PIC SAID THAT UPON REACHING 100 FEET ALTITUDE IN THE TAKEOFF SEQUENCE, HE OBSERVED A DECLINE IN ENGINE REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE AND MANIFOLD PRESSURE. A FORCED LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED INVERTED IN A MILO FIELD OFF THE RUNWAY. POST-CRASH INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL PROBLEMS OR FUEL CONTAMINATION. ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS INDICATE THAT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE. THE PIC DID NOT USE CARBURETOR HEAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL OR DURING CLIMBOUT. HE INDICATED THAT HE CHECKED ITS FUNCTION DURING THE ENGINE RUN-UP, BUT DID NOT USE IT AFTER THAT.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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