NTSB Identification: SEA86LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31710.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 27, 1986 in COLVILLE, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140A, registration: N9425A
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.

WHILE MAKING A POWER OFF APPROACH TO SIMULATE A FORCED LANDING AN OVER SHOOT WAS ASSURED. THE PLT ADDED PWR AND THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATING. IN ORDER TO AVOID TREES AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY THE PILOT MADE A 90 DEGREE TURN TO LAND IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE ACFT STRUCK THE TOP OF A FENCE AND THEN STRUCK THE GROUND IN A FLAT ATTITUDE. THE ACFT THEN NOSED OVER. THE TEMPERATURE ON THE SURFACE WAS 90 DEGREES AND THE PILOT HAD BEEN USING AUTOMOBILE FUEL. NO MECHANICAL REASON FOR THE ENGINE FAILURE COULD BE FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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