NTSB Identification: ANC83FA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22274.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185-E, registration: N1693M
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.
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 ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LANDING AFTER A LOSS OF POWER IN CRUISE FLT. THE PILOT SAID HE CHECKED THE THROTTLE POSITION THEN ADVANCED IT WITH NO REACTION. THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY ON FREQUENCY 121.5 THE EMERGENCY FUEL PUMP WAS TURNED ON BUT TURNED OFF BECAUSE THE PILOT SAID THE ENGINE SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS FLOODED. THE PILOT SAID THE ENGINE NEVER STOPPED RUNNING COMPLETELY. DURING THE INVESTIGATION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE THROTTLE BRELLCRANK BEARING AND BOLT WERE MISSING FROM THE THROTTLE ROD ASSEMBLY (PN 16500161) ON THE LOWER PART OF THE ENGINE. JUST 27 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT PENINSULA ACFT SERVICES OF KENAI AK REPOSITIONED THE THROTTLE AND ADJUSTED THE IDLE AND MIXTURE. WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,BELLCRANK..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..NOT CORRECTED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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