NTSB Identification: NYC86LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32768.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in BUTLER, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3649J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A LOSS OF ENG POWER WAS EXPERIENCED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT AN ALT OF APRX 400 FT AGL. THE ACFT CONTACTED WIRES AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED TO TERRAIN IMPACT DURING THE FORCED LANDING DESCENT. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED APRX 4 OUNCES OF WATER IN THE GASCOLATOR. THE PLT STATED HE FAILED TO DRAIN THE FIREWALL GASCOLATOR DURING PREFLIGHT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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