NTSB Identification: NYC84LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22418.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1983 in BELFAST, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N8795U
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 LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AND LANDED IN THE TREES. THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS SECOND SOLO FLT. THE LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED AT ABOUT 700 FT. AN ATTEMPT TO LAND ON AN OLD CLOSED RWY FAILED AND THE PLT TRIED TO GO AROUND BUT THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY AND A LANDING IN TREES RESULTED. DURING A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE GASOLATOR WAS 1/3 FULL OF WATER.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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