NTSB Identification: DEN85FA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27679.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 08, 1985 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 404, registration: N2681B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT DEPARTED RWY 34L AT SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN IMC. THERE WAS MODERATE SNOWFALL AT THE TIME. THE PLT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER LIFING OFF, AT AN ALT OF APRX 200 FEET AGL, BOTH ENGINES BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH. ALL ENG INSTRUMENTS WERE SAID TO BE NORMAL. THE PLT SAID HE APPLIED ALTERNATE AIR BUT OBSERVED NO CHANGE AND CLOSED HEM. THE AIRPLANE BEGAN LOSING ALT AND THE STALL WARNING HORN WAS SOUNDING. THE PLT MADE A GEAR-UP LANDING ABOUT 500 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF RWY CENTERLINE AND ABOUT 500 FEET BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 34L. BOTH ENGINES RAN SATISFACTORY DURING A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION. FUEL SAMPLES TAKEN FROM BOTH FUEL TANKS DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF CONTAMINANTS OR WATER.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

ANTI-ICE/DEICE SYSTEM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..ICE

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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