NTSB Identification: LAX84LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23046.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 01, 1983 in FAIRFIELD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48886
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER TAKING OFF & WHILE CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 100 TO 300 FT, THE ENG LOST POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT IMPACTED A FENCE & A BERM, AND WENT OVER RAILROAD TRACKS, THEN CAME TO REST INVERTED IN A DITCH. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED CORROSION IN THE FUEL STRAINER. ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT FUEL TANK LINE & ABOUT 1/8 CUP OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE LEFT FUEL TANK LINE. THIS WAS THE 1ST FLT SINCE THE ENG HAD BEEN REBUILT & INSTALLED.

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

BLEED AIR SYSTEM,VALVE..CORRODED

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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