NTSB Identification: LAX88LA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35080.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 29, 1987 in SAN CARLOS, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2313Y
Injuries: 2 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 PLT ADDED PWR ON FINAL APPROACH AND LATER STATED THAT THE ENG SEEMED TO BE LOSING PWR. HE SAID HE NOTICED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS L OF CTR ABT 1/2 INCH, CTRD IT AND ADDED CARB HEAT, HOWEVER THE ENG STILL QUIT. THE ACFT WAS TOO LOW TO LAND ON THE RWY SO THE PLT HEADED THE ACFT TO THE RT OF THE RWY. THE ACFT LANDED HARD. THE WX WAS CONDUCIVE TO THE CARB ICING. POST ACCD EXAM FOUND THE FUEL SELECTOR ON BOTH. TANKS WERE NOTED TO CONTAIN FUEL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
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