NTSB Identification: NYC84LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21787.
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 1983 in ELIOT, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N704UG
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 IN SOFT EARTH AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING TAKEOFF. THIS ACFT HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR A FLT ON 11/13 BUT DUE TO WATER IN THE FUEL IT WAS NOT USED. THE ACFT FUEL WAS DRAINED AND REPLACED AND THE ACFT WAS TEST FLOWN. ON 11/14 DURING PREFLT THE STUDENT PLT COULD NOT DRAIN THE RIGHT TANK TO CHECK FOR WATER AND GOT ASSISTANCE FROM THE FBO. AFTER THE FUEL CHECK THE PLT COMPLETED THE PREFLT. THE ENG WAS DIFFICULT TO START AND REQUIRED EXTRA PRIMING. DURING RUN-UP THE ENGINE PERFORMED NORMALLY. 30 SECONDS AFTER TAKEOFF AT 70-75 KTS THE ENGINE QUIT. THE ALT WAS ABOUT 125 FT AGL SO NO RESTART WAS TRIED. THE ACFT GLIDED OVER A POND, LANDED IN SOFT EARTH, AND NOSED OVER. FUEL SAMPLES REMOVED FROM THE FUEL SYSTEM CONTAINED EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..FBO PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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