NTSB Identification: MIA85LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28881.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1985 in DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N92ER
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 STUDENT PLT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AFTER MAKING A LOCAL SOLO TRAINING FLT. HE STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING PATTERN, HE REDUCED THE THE THROTTLE INCREMENTALLY & DID NOT USE CARBURETOR HEAT. AS THE ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL, THE PROPELLER SLOWED DOWN & THE ACFT'S RATE OF DESCENT INCREASED RAPIDLY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE TEMP & DEW POINT WERE 87 & 65 DEG, RESPECTIVELY. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, SERIOUS CARBURETOR ICING WAS PROBABLE AT GLIDE POWER.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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