NTSB Identification: CHI84FA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22484.
Accident occurred Friday, December 16, 1983 in STOCKWELL, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63398
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
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 HAD BEEN WX BRIEFED & FILED A FLIGHT PLAN AT THE LAFAYETTE FSS. ABOUT 1 HR LATER HE RETURNED TO THE FSS & ASKED IF THE FSS HAD HEARD HIM CALLING ON 119.6. HE WAS ADVISED THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN HEARD. THE PLT STATED HE WOULD TRY TO CALL WHEN AIRBORNE. ON 12/20 THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN AN OPEN SNOW COVERED FIELD. THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A FAIRLY FLAT ATTITUDE WITH A LITTLE RIGHT WING LOW BUT AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED & VERTICAL SINK RATE. THE ACFT WAS MOVEDTO A HANGAR & INSPECTED. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, BUT ICE SUBSTANCE WAS FOUND IN THE FINGER SCREEN WHICH MELTED IMMEDIATELY. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE T-DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE, WITH SIGNS OF CORROSION ON THE ALUMINUM FITTING. THE PLT HAD ONLY 1 HR FLT TIME IN THE C-150 DURING THE LAST 90 DAYS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..ICE
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
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