NTSB Identification: ANC86LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29960.
Accident occurred Monday, January 20, 1986 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3165D
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 PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB OUT APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND THE ENGINE QUIT. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A ROW OF TREES AND THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE REVEALED NO MALFUNCTION OR MECHANICAL FAILURE. INSPECTION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED WATER IN BOTH THE FUEL TANKS AND FUEL LINES.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..CONTAMINATION

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..WATER

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..WATER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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