NTSB Identification: SEA85LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26438.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 06, 1984 in CRESWELL, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172C, registration: N1424Y
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.

AT ALT OF APRX 100 FT AGL ENGINE QUIT. WITNESS STATED ACFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT THEN TO THE LEFT BEFORE NOSING DOWN INTO THE GROUND. INSPECTION REVEALED ICE CRYSTALS ON THE LEFT WING WHERE THE FUEL TANK RUPTURED AND FUEL WAS LEAKING. WITNESS STATED ICE CRYSTALS WERE ON THE GROUND WHERE THE FUEL WAS LEAKING A FEW DROPS OF WATER WERE FOUND IN THE ENGINE QUICK DRAIN. WING TANK FUEL DRAINS CONTAINED NO WATER. AREA AROUND BOTH FUEL CAPS WAS RUSTY AND THE CAP SEALS SHOWED RUST MARKS. PLT STATED LEFT FUEL TANK COULD NOT BE FILLED BECAUSE IT LEAKED. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MECHANICAL COULD BE FOUND.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED



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