NTSB Identification: LAX83LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20506.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 17, 1983 in PLEASONTON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N2565V
Injuries: 1 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 STREET CURB DURING AN OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING CLIMB-OUT AT 3000 FEET THE ENGINE RPM BEGAN TO DECREASE. HE USED CARBURETOR HEAT AS THE ENGINE LOST POWER TO 1000 RPM. HE ALSO SWITCHED TANKS FROM BOTH TO LEFT AND RIGHT TANK SELECTIONS WITH NO SUCCESS. WHEN HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE THE RPM INCREASED MOMENTARILY BUT THEN THE ENGINE QUIT OPERATING. HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A NEW BUSINESS PARK CONSTRUCTION AREA. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE BY THE OPERATOR AND INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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