NTSB Identification: BFO85LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29778.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in HOLLY GROVE, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N69814
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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT LOST PWR APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET AGL. THE PLT ADDED CARBURETOR HEAT AND TURNED THE ACFT BACK TOWARDS GVM SPRING AIRPORT, GUM SPRING, VIRGINIA, BUT AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS EXECUTED IN A SHORT PASTURE, APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS SHORT OF THE RWY. UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT'S NOSEWHEEL SUNK IN MUD AND THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER, COMING TO REST INVERTED. APPROXIMATELY 10-12 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN GUM SPRING, VIRGINIA DURING THE TWO DAYS PRIORTO THE ACCIDENT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED AN APPROXIMATE 75 PEERCENT WATER CONTENT IN THE TWO CUPS OF FUEL DRAINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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