NTSB Identification: ATL84FLT01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21798.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 27, 1983 in CLIFTON, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48825
Injuries: 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS DESCENDING FROM 8500 FT TO 2500 FT WHEN THE ENG QUIT WITHOUT WARNING AT APRX 4500 FT. HE STATED THAT HE MADE A 'MAYDAY' CALL & ATTEMPTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD. HOWEVER, THE ACFT HIT SOME TREES AT THE EDGE OF THE FIELD & THE PLANE CRASHED UPSIDE DOWN. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE BAFFLING IN THE MUFFLER HAD COME LOOSE & HAD BECOME JAMMED IN THE OUTLET, THUS STOPPING THE FLOW OF THE EXHAUST. A SAMPLE OF THE PLT'S BLOOD WAS TESTED & FOUND TO CONTAIN 0.20% ALCOHOL.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,MUFFLER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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