NTSB Identification: FTW83LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21829.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 16, 1983 in LOREAUVILLE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1071F
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.
REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT WAS PREFLIGHTED AND ALL THREE WATER TRAPS (SUMPS) WERE DRAINED UNTIL ONLY FUEL FLOWED. DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER AT APRX 400 FT AGL. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A CANE FIELD. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT HIT ROWS IN THE FIELD AT A 45 DEG ANGLE, THE FRONT GEAR DUG INTO THE DIRT AND THE AMPHIBIOUS PLANE NOSED OVER, DURING A SUBSEQUENT EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENGINE, A QUANTITY OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..WATER
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