NTSB Identification: CHI85LA285.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28692.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1985 in NORTH CANTON, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3920D
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 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 PREFLIGHT, ENGINE RUNUP AND INITIAL TAKEOFF WERE UNEVENTFUL. AT APPROX 600 FT AGL THE ENGINE SPUTTERED FOR TWO OR THREE SECONDS THEN STOPPED. THE PILOT TURNED BACK TOWARD THE RUNWAY BUT WAS TOO LOW. HE CRASH LANDED IN A GRAVEL QUARRY AFTER CLIPPING POWER LINES. NO ENGINE ABNORMALITIES WERE NOTED DURING A SUBSEQUENT ENGINE TEARDOWN. THE REASON FOR THE ENGINE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE OPERATOR BELIEVED THAT EITHER THE MIXTURE CONTROL HAD BACKEDOFF DURING THE CLIMB OT THAT THE PARACHUTIST IN THE FRONT RT SEAT HAD INADVERTENTLY PULLED THE MIXTURE OFF WITH A PIECE OF HER EQUIPMENT DURING THE CLIMB, CAUSING THE POWER LOSS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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