NTSB Identification: FTW86LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31427.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 18, 1986 in WEATHERFORD, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6469E
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 PLT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AT APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET DURING THE TAKEOFF CLIMB PORTION OF THE FLIGHT. ON DESCENT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE BEFORE COMING TO REST IN A FIELD. DURING PRE-FLIGHT THE PILOT NOTED THE FUEL TANKS WERE HALF FULL AND THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY 1' OF WATER IN THE SUMP. THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS ACCIDENT FLIGHT. EXAM OF THE CARBURETOR BOWL SHOWED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WATER IN THE FUEL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


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