NTSB Identification: MIA86LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33489.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 15, 1986 in FT. PIERCE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N772WA
Injuries: 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 FLT WAS CRUISING AT 2000 FT WITH THE MIXTURE LEANED FOR CRUISE. A DESCENT TO 1000 FT WAS MADE BY REDUCING POWER. SHORTLY AFTER LEVELING OFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AND MAX RPM AVAILABLE WAS 1700. THE PLT SAID HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE SEVERAL TIMES BUT DID NOT SELECT CARBURETOR HEAT & HE DOES NOT RECALL WHETHER HE HAD REPOSITIONED THE MIXTURE CONTROL TO A RICHER SETTING PRIOR TO HIS DECISION TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING. A DIRT ROAD WAS SELECTED & DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE, A X-WIND BLEW THE ACFT FROM THE ROAD INTO THE TREES. A POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ENGINE & RELATED SYST REVEALED NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST ANY FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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