NTSB Identification: CHI86FEV01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30474.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 26, 1986 in CANTON, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2285Y
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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.
THE ACFT SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR IN A FORCED LANDING OFF ARPT IN A PARTIALLY CULTIVATED FIELD. THE ACFT HAD LOST POWER AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT SAID THAT HE CHECKED THE MIXTURE, THROTTLE, FUEL SELECTOR AND TURNED ON THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. THE ENG CONTINUED TO LOSE POWER AND A LANDING WAS MADE. AFTER THE ACC THE CARBURETOR WAS REMOVED AND TESTED. THE ONLY QUESTIONABLE AREA WAS THE POSSIBILITY OF A SATURATED & HEAVY COMPOSITE FLOAT DUE TO USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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