NTSB Identification: FTW84LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25259.
Accident occurred Friday, May 04, 1984 in GALVESTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N5190E
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 A/C WAS BEING FLOWN AT ABOUT 300 FT OVER THE BAY AND THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE LOOKING FOR FISH. WHEN THE PILOT MADE A TURN TO FLY IN A DOWNWIND DIRECTION THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO STALL. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO REGAIN FLYING SPEED THEN FLARED SO THAT TOUCH DOWN IN THE WATER WAS IN A NORMAL LANDING ATTITUDE.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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