NTSB Identification: MIA85LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27971.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in SHARPES, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N46494
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.

CARBURETOR HAD RUSTED PARTS AND NEEDED AN OVERHAUL. PILOT WAS DEMONSTRATING POWER OFF STALL TO PASSENGERS, WHEN HE TRIED TO APPLY POWER, ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. LANDED IN SOFT TERRAIN. SWERVED TO AVOID DITCH. NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..IMPROPER

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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