NTSB Identification: LAX83LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22355.
Accident occurred Monday, April 04, 1983 in RUTH, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2353X
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.

AFTER LANDING AT RUTH, CA, THE ACFT WAS REFUELED WITH APRX 38 GAL OF 80/87 OCTANE AVIATION FUEL. DURING TAKEOFF, ABOUT 15 MIN AFTER LANDING, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU APRX 200 TO 300 FT AGL. THE PLT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN THE BEST AVAILABLE FIELD. APRX 50 FT AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS, FUEL STRAINER & CARBURETOR. THE FUEL PUMP AT THE ARPT WAS CHECKED & WATER WAS ALSO FOUND AT THAT SOURCE.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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