NTSB Identification: CHI87DEE01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33293.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 05, 1986 in PLAINFIELD, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N3205Y
Injuries: 2 Minor.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE PERFORMED A 'THOROUGH' FUEL SYSTEM PREFLIGHT BY DRAINING THREE CLEAR FUEL SPECIMENS FROM EACH WING AND THE BELLY DRAINS. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM. FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT A SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITY OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE WING TANKS AND THE GASCOLATOR. AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 84-10-01 WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY PLACARDING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO MOVE THE WING UP AND DOWN PRIOR TO DRAINING THE SUMPS. THE PILOT DID NOT STATE THAT THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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