NTSB Identification: LAX86LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30129.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 11, 1985 in HONOLULU, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6347G
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT 5 MINS AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG REDUCED TO IDLE PWR, & ATTEMPTS TO RESTORE FULL PWR WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PLT DID STATE THAT BRIEF PERIODS OF PWR OBTAINED BY USING THE HAND PRIMER. THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT & WAS DITCHED ABOUT 25 YDS FROM SHORE. THE ACFT WAS RECOVERED, & LATER EXAMINED BY FAA INSPECTORS. THE #3 CYLINDER INTAKE MANIFOLD WAS FOUND ATTACHED TO THE CYLINDER WITH A CASTLATED NUT & COTTER PIN, HOWEVER, IT WAS FREE TO MOVE ABOUT 1/8TH OF AN INCH AWAY FROM THE CYLINDER WITH MINOR HAND PRESSURE. NO OTHER MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES WERE REPORTED BY THE FAA INSPECTORS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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