NTSB Identification: FTW85LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27023.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 22, 1984 in BASILE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N1857X
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 EXPERIENCED A NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. PLT STATED THE POWER LOSS OCCURRED AT AN ALT OF 400 FT AGL. THE FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SOFT PLOWED FIELD. POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED SEVERAL FORE & AFT DIAGONAL WRINKLES IN THE RUBBER BLADDER TYPE FUEL TANKS. THE FUEL SCREEN ASS'Y WAS APRX 2/3 FULL OF A MILKY WHITE SUBSTANCE AND THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS APRX 1/2 FULL OF A 'WHITE OR CLEAR' SUBSTANCE. THE ACFT WAS BEING RETURNED TO THE OWNER BY THE A&P IA AFTER AN ANNUAL INSPECTION

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


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