NTSB Identification: ATL88LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35718.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 15, 1987 in DAYTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7623T
Injuries: 2 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 PLT RPTD THAT THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SPUTTER AND LOSE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. A FORCED LDG WAS SUBSEQUENTLY MADE IN A NEARBY RIVER. THE ACFT NOSED OVER ON LDG AND CAME TO REST PARTIALLY SUBMERGED IN ABOUT 4 FEET OF WATER. POST-CRASH EXAM OF THE AIRPLANE AFTER IT WAS RECOVERED FROM THE RIVER REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-EXISTING MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE ENGINE RAN SATISFACTORILY ON FUEL REMAINING IN THE ACFT FUEL TANKS, AFTER WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL SYSTEM AND ENGINE. THERE WERE EXTENSIVE RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AREA. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING OPERATED IN CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICE.

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..WATER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

Index for Nov1987 | Index of months