NTSB Identification: SEA84LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22218.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 17, 1983 in PROSSER, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N6841F
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTURE THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH FOR THE SECOND TIME. THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A GRAVEL ROAD HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, WITH A GUSTY CROSSWIND, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FROZEN FURROWED FIELD AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. BOTH PLUGS FROM THE LEFT REAR CYLINDER WERE CARBON FOULED. ALL THE SPARKPLUGS SHOWED EXCESSIVELY ERODED CENTER ELECTRODES.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..NOT PERFORMED..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..WORN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..LEADED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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