NTSB Identification: CHI85FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27095.
Accident occurred Friday, November 23, 1984 in WAUKEGAN, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N53134
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF POWER DURING TAKEOFF. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY A LOSS OF POWER HAD OCCURED DURING A TEST FLT WHICH WAS VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE POWER LOSS EXPERIENCED DURING THIS ACCIDENT ONLY THE PLT HAD SUFFICIENT ALT TO EXECUTE A 180 DEG TURN AND LAND BACK ON THE RWY. AFTER THIS FLT HEET (DRY ICE) WAS ADDED TO EACH FUEL TANK. ANALYSIS OF THE LIQUID DRAINED FROM THE ACFT FOLLOWING THE ACC REVEALED A MIXTURE OF WATER AND METHANOL. METHANOL IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF HEET. THE ACFT ENG & CARB WERE TESTED & OPERATED NORMALLY.

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:

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER




Contributing Factors

FLUID,ANTI-ICE ADDITIVE..IMPROPER

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