NTSB Identification: FTW85LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28222.
Accident occurred Monday, March 25, 1985 in ROANOKE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N52690
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE QUIT ON DOWNWIND LEG. UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE RWY, A FORCED LANDING WAS PERFORMED ON SOFT TERRAIN OFF THE APCH END OF THE RWY. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED IN THE SOFT TERRAIN AND THE NOSE WHEEL BROKE OFF AS THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SYSTEM WAS OBSTRUCTED BY FOREIGN DEBRIS AND SMALL INSECTS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


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