NTSB Identification: ATL82FKW04
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 08, 1982 in NASHVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N9479M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

AFTER ENTERING A LONG FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENGINE, THE PILOT NOTED THAT HE HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY TURNED ON THE CARBURETOR HEAT. HE WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE AND MANEUVERED THE PLANE TO LAND IN A PARKING LOT. BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, THE PLANE STRUCK THE TOPS OF TREES AS THE PILOT WAS AVOIDING POWERLINES BY CROSSING BELOW. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE PARKING LOT. THE PLANE STRUCK TREES AND A FENCE ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE LOT. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT AT 2000 FT WERE ABOUT 32 DEGREES. ABOVE AND BELOW THAT ALTITUDE, THE TEMPERATURE INCREASED TO ABOUT 42 TO 45 DEGREES. DURING AN OPERATIONAL CHECK OF THE ENGINE, IT WOULD NOT START UNTIL THE CARBURETOR WAS DRAINED TO CHECK FOR WATER. ABOUT 1 1/2 OZ OF AN UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE, HEAVIER THEN FUEL, WAS DRAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR. THE PLANE HAD BEEN FLOWN 5.3 HRS SINCE THE LAST REFUELING ON 11/8/81. NEARLY ONE QUART OF WATER WAS DRAINED DURING THE PREFLIGHT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED






Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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