NTSB Identification: NYC86LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32949.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in REAMSTOWN, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N18619
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A CORN FIELD FOLLOWING A DECREASE IN ENGINE RPM DURING CRUISE FLT. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A COATING OF CARBON AND LEAD ON THE VALVES OF THE #2, #3 AND #4 CYLINDERS WHICH CAUSED THE VALVES TO BECOME STUCK IN THE OPEN POSITION AND BIND. THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..BINDING(MECHANICAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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