NTSB Identification: ANC86LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31854.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 19, 1986 in TALKEETNA, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N1773Q
Injuries: 2 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.

THE STUDENT PILOT, WHO WAS CARRYING A PASSENGER, MIXED AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WITH AVIATION GASOLINE. THE AUTO GAS CONTAINED WATER CAUSING THE ENGINE TO RUN INTERMITTENTLY. THE AIRPLANE TURNED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A SWAMP. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION RVEALED THE RIGHT FUEL TANK FILLER CAP WAS MISALIGNED IN A MANNER WHICH WOULD ALLOW SIPHONING.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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