NTSB Identification: MKC84FA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23508.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 07, 1984 in ST. CHARLES, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5396P
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS PROGRESSING FROM A TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH TRANSMISSION WIRES, 926 FT FROM THE RWY AT ABOUT 27 FT AGL. THE WEATHER WAS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING AND THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL WAS FOUND PARTIALLY OPEN.SEVERAL GALLONS OF FUEL DRAINED FROM THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT HEADING FOR AN OPEN FIELD WHEN IT CRASHED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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