NTSB Identification: BFO86FA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32947.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 01, 1986 in MANASSAS, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N9962H
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WITNESSES OBSERVED BLACK SMOKE TRAILING FROM THE AIRCRAFT SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF AND CONTINUE UNTIL GROUND IMPACT. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT HE FIRST NOTICED AN ENGINE ROUGHNESS ABOUT 100-200 FEET IN THE AIR AND THOUGHT IT WAS SIMILAR TO AN ENGINE THAT WAS RUNNING TO RICH. HE ELECTED NOT TO TRY AND ABORT THE TAKEOFF BUT TO TRY AND PERFORM A NORMAL TRAFFIC PATTERN AND COME AROUND AND LAND AGAIN. POWER CONTINUED TO DECREASE WITH THE RESULT BEING THAT HE WAS FORCED TO ATTEMPT TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT IN A NEARBY FIELD, COLLIDING WITH THE ONLY HOUSE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND THE ENGINE DID NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE REPORTED LOSS OF POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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