NTSB Identification: NYC88LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37218.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 31, 1987 in MILLBROOK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N8362G
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT HAD JUST BECOME AIRBORNE WHEN POWER FLUCTUATION OCCURRED. ON THE SECOND POWER LOSS, CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED BUT THE ENGINE LOST POWER COMPLETELY. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS MAKING A TURN BACK TOWARDS THE AIRPORT WHEN THE WING CONTACTED TREES AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE POND OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. POST ACC SAMPLES OF WATER FROM THE CARBURETOR WERE ANALYZED AND FOUND TO BE DIFFERENT FROM THE POND 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(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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