NTSB Identification: ATL85LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25502.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 03, 1984 in SO.CHARLESTON, WV
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N10931
Injuries: 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WHILE ON THE BASE LEG AT 900 FT AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. PLT STATED ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE FAILED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING APCH THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND A HIGH TENSION WIRE. THE ACFT SPUN AROUND 180 DEG AND CAME TO REST ON A LUMBER PILE IN A RESIDENTIAL YARD. THE PLT STATED FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL TANK SUMPS BEFORE TAKEOFF. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE FUEL STRAINER WAS 1/2 FULL OF WATER.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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