NTSB Identification: NYC83LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20696.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 28, 1983 in THOMASVILLE, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N21243
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 NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. SEVERAL WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS ACCIDENT THE ACFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING DUE TO A ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED AND 1 GALLON OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL LINES. THE WATER WAS DRAINED AND THE FUEL FILTERS CHANGED AND THE ACFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO YORK. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT CHECKED WITH THE FBO MANAGER TO CONFIRM THAT THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS AND DID A COMPLETE PRE-FLT WITH ATTENTION TO THE FUEL SYS. VERY LITTLE WATER WAS FOUND IN THE TANK DRAINS OR ENGINE SUMP. THE ACFT WAS TAXIED FOR 20 MINUTES AND A RUN-UP PERFORMED WITH NO ENGINE ROUGHNESS. TAKEOFF WAS INITIATED AND AT 450 FEET AGL THE ENGINE STOPPED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ENGINE REGAINED POWER FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS. WHEN A TURN WAS MADE THE ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A PLOWED FIELD AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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