NTSB Identification: DEN88LA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35286.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 24, 1987 in ABERDEEN, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N1380Q
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 PRIVATE PLT WAS RETURNING HOME WITH HIS SON AND ENCOUNTERED MARGINAL VFR WEATHER. THE FLIGHT CONTINUED THROUGH FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW AT BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR OVER TWENTY MINUTES. WHEN CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED FOR LANDING, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT AT 3000 FEET AGL AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A CITY STREET. AT TOUCHDOWN, THE WING STRUCK TREE BRANCHES. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. A POST ACCIDENT ENGINE INSPECTION DID NOT REVEAL REASON FOR POWER LOSS. AN ENGINE RUN SHOWED SATISFACTORY OPERATION FROM IDLE TO FULL POWER.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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