NTSB Identification: ANC83LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22280.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in NORTH POLE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N8541J
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 STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) WERE ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT ON A COLD WINTER DAY (TEMP -10 DEG F). THE CFI STATED THAT WHILE PRACTICING TURNS AT 3000 FT MSL, HE CLOSED THE THROTTLE TO GIVE THE STUDENT A FORCED LANDING EXCERCISE. HE STATED THAT CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED AFTER CLOSING THE THROTTLE, BUT MADE NO MENTION OF CLEARING THE ENG DURING THE DESCENT. AT APRX 150 TO 200 FT AGL, HE TOLD THE STUDENT TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. INSTEAD OF ADDING POWER, THE STUDENT EXTENDED THE FLAPS. AT THAT TIME, THE CFI TOOK THE CONTROLS & OPENED THE THROTTLE BUT THE ENG COUGHED ONCE, THEN STOPPED OPERATING. SUBSEQUENTLY, A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN APRX 3 FT OF SNOW & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL PART FAILURES WERE REPORTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
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