NTSB Identification: FTW83LA393.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23696.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1983 in LA PORTE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N192AR
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 COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS CRUISING AT 300 FT AGL ON A PIPELINE PATROL WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THE CARBURETOR VENTURI LODGED IN THE# 2 CYLINDER INTAKE PORT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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