NTSB Identification: MKC84LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23543.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 14, 1984 in CHARITON, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2502Y
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 ACFT LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AND WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A MUDDY FIELD. THE CFI SAID HE EXAMINED THE FUEL IN A SIGHTGLASS AFTER REFUELING THE ACFT AND DID NOT NOTICE ANY WATER IN THE FUEL. LATER EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT BY FAA SHOWED WATER IN THE FUEL FILTER AND TANKS. 4 INCHES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE AIRPORT STORAGE TANK USED TO FUEL THE ACFT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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