NTSB Identification: CHI85LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27672.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 26, 1985 in FRANKTON, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5394M
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.

DURING A SETUP FOR A PRACTICE STALL THE SOLO STUDENT PILOT RETARDED THE THROTTLE, RAISED THE NOSE SLIGHTLY AND APPLIED CARB HEAT. HE BELIEVED HE WAS LOSING AIRSPEED TOO QUICKLY SO HE THEN REAPPLIED FULL POWER. AT THIS POINT THE ENGINE RPMS DROPPED TO 5 OR 500. WHILE SETTING UP FOR A FORCED LANDING THE PILOT PUMPED THE THROTTLE,. CHANGED THE MIXTURE, CHECKED THE FUEL SELECTOR, AND REMOVED THE CARB HEAT BUT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RECOVER. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY, ALONG WITH THE MAGNETOS AND THE CARBURETOR HEAT.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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