NTSB Identification: CHI83LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19702.
Accident occurred Monday, March 07, 1983 in FARMINGTON, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA T-210L, registration: N732CJ
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.
DURING AN IFR FLIGHT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AT 4000 FT MSL AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE. HE BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AT A LOW ALTITUDE IN THE VICINITY OF A LAKE THAT WAS COVERED WITH ICE. THE PILOT DID NOT KNOW THE CONDITION OF THE ICE, SO HE LANDED WITH THE GEAR UP FOR BETTER DISTRIBUTION OF THE WEIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED OVER THE ICE FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET, THEN BROKE THROUGH. THE DOOR ON THE PILOT'S SIDE WAS JAMMED SHUT; HOWEVER, THE PILOT HAD PREVIOUSLY INSTRUCTED THE PASSENGER TO OPEN THE OTHER DOOR. THE COCKPIT BEGAN TO FILL WITH WATER, SO THE PILOT AND PASSENGER CLIMBED ON TOP OF THE PLANE AND WAITED FOR HELP. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL FAILURES. IT OPERATED TO 2000 RPM DURING AN ENG RUN-UP.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..WEAK ICE
WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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