NTSB Identification: LAX84LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25693.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 26, 1984 in REDDING, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N31SR
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE FUEL. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR ASSEMBLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD DRAINED 4 TO 5 GALS OF FUEL FROM EACH TANK FINDING NO WATER DURING THE MONTH PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT. PRIOR TO THIS FLT FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE ENGINE DRAIN AS WELL AS BOTH WING TANK DRAINS AND NO WATER WAS FOUND.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


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