NTSB Identification: CHI86LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31658.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 14, 1986 in CARBONDALE, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N6490L
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 PILOT STATED THAT AS HE WAS RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT, THE ENGINE SPUTTERED ONCE AND THE RPM DROPPED VERY LOW. HE APPLIED CARB HEAT, BUT THERE WAS NO CHANGE, SO HE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A CORN FIELD WHERE THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. DURING AN OPERATIONAL CHECK AFTER THE ACCIDENT, NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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