NTSB Identification: SEA84LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25522.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 1984 in BURLEY, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N50618
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 ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A POTATO FIELD AND NOSED OVER AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PLT SAID SHE USED CARBURETOR HEAT WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED RUNNING ROUGH. THE ENGINE DID NOT IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE BUT WAS RUNNING IN SURGES FROM 1800-2200 RPM. THE PLT CUT THE CARB HEAT OFF AND THE ENGINE GOT WORSE. AT ONE POINT THE RPM IMPROVED THEN WORSENED DRAMATICALLY. AFTER A SHORT WHILE THE ENGINE DIED. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND INSPECTION FOUND THE ENGINE NORMAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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