NTSB Identification: BFO86LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32724.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 10, 1986 in MAPPSVILLE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N64934
Injuries: 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 DROP IN ENGINE POWER DURING CRUISE FLIGHT. HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT AND POWER WAS REGAINED. A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE AT NEARBY ACCOMACK CO ARPT. SEVERAL ENGINE RUNUPS WERE DONE AND THERE WAS NO PROBLEM DETECTED. HE DEPARTED THE ARPT AND ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER, AT 3500 FT MSL, A 1000 RPM LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. HE TRIED TO APPLY CARBURETOR HEAT; HOWEVER THE CONTROL KNOB WAS STUCK AND HE WAS UNABLE TO TURN IT ON. AT THE REDUCED POWER SETTING, THE ACFT DESCENDED TO 2000 FT MSL; WHERE TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON AN OPEN FIELD. ON TOUCH DOWN THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER IN THE SOFT GROUND.

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:

CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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