NTSB Identification: DEN86LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31200.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 29, 1986 in AZTEC, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: CGIJZ
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.

PLT AND ONE PAX DEPARTED ESTON, SASKATCHEWAN AT 0600, EN ROUTE TO GUAYMAS, MEXICO FOR A VACATION. ACFT WAS REFUELED IN BILLINGS, MT AT 0900 AND AT GRAND JUNCTION, CO. PLT CHECKED WX, FILED VFR FLIGHT PLAN AND DEPARTED GRAND JUNCTION AT 1430, EN ROUTE TO TUCSON, AZ. PLT SAID THAT WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT ENG QUIT. PLT MADE FORCED LANDING ON DIRT ROAD. DURING LANDING ROLL ACFT HIT DITCH AND OVERTURNED. EXAMINATION OF ACFT REVEALED RUBBER GASKET SURROUNDING AIR FILTER HAD DETERIORATED AND WAS FOUND LODGED IN CARBURETOR VENTURI. EXAMINATION OF MAINTENANCE RECORDS REVEALED THAT NEITHER A.D. 81-15-03 NOR SUPERCEDED A.D. 78-25-05 HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..DETERIORATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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