NTSB Identification: MKC88LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35271.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 17, 1987 in SILOAM SPRINGS, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N23303
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.

WHEN THE AIRPLANE WAS ON DOWNWIND, THE PILOT THOUGHT HE WAS PULLING ON THE CARBURETOR HEAT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO APPLY POWER ON FINAL AND FOUND THE ENGINE WAS WINDMILLING. THE PILOT FOUND HE HAD PULLED THE MIXTURE INSTEAD OF THE CARBURETOR HEAT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, OFF AIRPORT, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES, THE TERRAIN, AND NOSED OVER TO THE INVERTED POSITION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MIXTURE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MIXTURE..INADVERTENT DEACTIVATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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