NTSB Identification: CHI83LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20230.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 15, 1983 in BRAINERD, MN
Aircraft: MAULE M4-180C, registration: N2062U
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED POWER FAILURE DURING SLOW DESCENT TO ENTER TRAFFIC PATTERN AFTER A TEST HOP. A LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN AN OPEN SNOW COVERED FIELD. DURING THE ROLL-OUT IN THE 18 INCH DEEP SNOW THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF THE AIR FILTER, FUEL PRESSURE, ENGINE ROTATION SHOWED NO FAULTS. FUEL WAS PRESENT IN THE CARBURETOR. 20 GALLONS OF FUEL IN LEFT TANK AND 10 GALLONS IN RIGHT TANK.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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