NTSB Identification: CHI85LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28594.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 03, 1985 in ANGOLA, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N6173U
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 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 OF THE ACFT BEGAN TO HAVE DIFFICULTY HOLDING ALT SHORTLY AFTER LEVEL-OFF AT 6000 FT MSL. HE STATED THAT IT SOUNDED LIKE THE ENG WAS FLOODING. HE BEGAN A FORCED DESCENT TO THE NEAREST SUITABLE AIRFIELD AND CROSSED OVER THE NDB FOR THAT FIELD AT 3000 FT MSL. DURING A TURN BACK TO THE RWY, THE WINGS AND WINDSCREEN BEGAN TO ICE UP. AT THIS POINT HE BEGAN TO LOSE ALT MORE RAPIDLY. AT ABOUT 20 FT ABOVE THE GROUND, AT 65 KIAS, THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT THE HEAVY SNOW HE HAD BEEN FLYING THROUGH MAY HAVE BLOCKED THE ENG INTAKE AIR FILTER, CAUSING THE ENG PWR LOSS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL/SYSTEM..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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