NTSB Identification: SEA83FA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20321.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 1983 in MOSES LAKE, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89050
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED AT THE PILOTS PRIVATE FARM STRIP. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE FLIGHT THE ENGINE 'SPUTTERED AND DIED'. DURING A POWER OFF LANDING ATTEMPT THE PASSENGER GRABBED THE CONTROLS ACCORDING TO THE PILOT. THE PILOT SAID HE FOUGHT FOR CONTROL OF THE ACFT UNTIL HE BROKE HIS CONTROL WHEEL BUT COULD NOT REGAIN CONTROL BEFORE IMPACT WITH THE GROUND. THE TERRAIN AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS IDEAL FOR A LANDING AREA. THE FIELD WAS FLAT DRY AND HARD. NO REASON WAS FOUND FOR THE ENGINE STOPPAGE.

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PASSENGER

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

AIRSPEED..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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