NTSB Identification: ANC84FAG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22640.
Accident occurred Monday, December 26, 1983 in MCGRATH, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N2601D
Injuries: 3 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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG HAD A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER & THE APPLICATION OF CARBURETOR HEAT DID NOT IMPROVE THE SITUATION. HE DECIDED TO LAND AT THE NEAREST ARPT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE RWY WAS COVERED WITH APRX 2 FT OF SNOW, AND DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE PRIMER LINE HAD COME LOOSE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..LOOSE

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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