NTSB Identification: FTW86LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31384.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 09, 1986 in CORDELL, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2730U
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 PILOT WAS PRACTICING MANEUVERS AT 1200 FEET AGL, WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. HE APPLIED THE CARBURETOR HEAT AND HAD A LARGE POWER REDUCTION. HE THEN TURNED OFF THE CARBURETOR HEAT AND HAD A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER AT APPROXIMATELY 800 FEET AGL. THE PILOT BEGAN AN EMERGENCY DESCENT AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE AT APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET AGL. THIS CAUSED THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT TO DROP AND YAW LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT SLID ABOUT 40 TO 50 FEET ON LANDING SEVERING THE NOSE GEAR AND BENDING THE RIGHT WING. NO EVIDENCE OF ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE CARBURETOR ICING PROBABILITY CHART INDICATES SERIOUS ICING CONDITIONS EXISTED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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