NTSB Identification: CHI83LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21405.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in RICHVIEW, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2377V
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 COLLISED WITH A DITCH AND NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE STOPPED IN CRUISE FLT. THE PILOT SAID HE CHECKED THE CARBURETOR HEAT ON THE GROUND BUT DID NOT USE IT IN THE AIR. AFTER THE LANDING THE ENGINE WAS INSPECTED AND NO DISCREPANCIES FOUND. THE INSPECTING MECHANIC SAID HE HAD FOUND THAT THE C-140 WAS VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO CARBURETOR ICING ON DAYS WITH A LOT OF MOISTURE IN THE AIR. ON THIS DAY THE TEMPERATURE WAS 39 DEGREES F THE DEW POINT WAS 36 DEGREES F AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOUT 85 PERCENT.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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