NTSB Identification: FTW85LA311.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28046.
Accident occurred Friday, August 09, 1985 in PEARLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1518V
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 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.
THE ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH DURING A FORCED LANDING. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE TAKEOFF AND CLIMB WERE NORMAL UNTIL THE ACFT REACHED APRX 120 FT AGL WHEN THE ENG QUIT AS IF THE IGNITION KEY WAS TURNED OFF. THE ARPT ELEVATION IS 51 FT MSL. THE RWY IS ASPHALT SURFACED AND IS 1800 FT LONG. THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 3 KTS. THE PLT STATED HE WAS USING 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS BUT ACFT EXAM REVEALED THE FLAPS AND FLAP SWITCH WERE IN THE 'UP' POSITION. POST ACCIDENT EXAM ALSO REVEALED ONLY CLEAN FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL. A SUBSEQUENT ENG RUN PROVED NORMAL OPERATION. THE FAA COORDINATOR STATED ALL FOUR OCCUPANTS WERE RELATIVELY LARGE PEOPLE AND BOTH FUEL TANKS WERE FULL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH
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