NTSB Identification: CHI83LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21406.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 19, 1983 in CAHOKIA, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704LQ
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING A TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS CLIMBING OUT AFTER A TOUCH AND GO LANDING AND AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL THE ENGINE QUIT. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND CHECKED FOR AN ENGINE PROBLEM. AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL THE ENGINE RESTARTED AND THEY CLIMBED BACK TO 200 FT AGL WHEN THEENGINE QUIT AGAIN. THE CFI LINED UP FOR AN OFF ARPT LANDING DURING WHICH THEY HIT A DRAINAGE DITCH. A FUEL LINE FROM THESELECTOR VALVE TO THE ENGINE WAS INSPECTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND WATER CAME OUT OF THIS LINE AFTER IT WAS WARM. THE CFISAID THE DRAINS AND SUMP WERE CHECKED DURING PREFLT BUT THEY WERE INEFFECTIVE SINCE THEY WERE NOT AT THE LOWEST POINT INTHE SYSTEM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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