NTSB Identification: CHI84LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25403.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1984 in GOODRIDGE, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N5883R
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A FARM PASTURE AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL WAS OFF. THE RIGHT MAGNETO WAS FOUND TO BE VERY WEAK. A SPARK COULD ONLY BE PRODUCED AT HIGH RPM. THE SPARK PLUGS SHOWED EVIDENCE OF OPERATING FOR A TIME WITH AN OVERLY RICH MIXTURE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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