NTSB Identification: LAX85LA354.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30062.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in SAFFORD, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735TQ
Injuries: 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 AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL ENGINE POWER LOSS AFTER DEPARTING SAFFORD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ON A VFR PERSONAL FLT TO SKY HARBOR ARPT, PHOENIX, AZ. THE PLT NEGOTIATED AN EMERG LNDG IN A FLT BRUSH AREA. PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT STRUCK A MESQUITE TREE AND NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE INDUCTION AIR SEAL SEPARATED AND LODGED IN THE CARBUERTOR.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,TORQUE BOX..SEPARATION

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