NTSB Identification: CHI82DA137
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 23, 1982 in BLAINE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5729E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ABOUT 700 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY IN ROUGH TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED AT LEAST 1 1/2 PINTS OF WATER IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK, WATER IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, AND THE SEAL ON THE LEFT FUEL TANK CAP WORN TO WHERE THE CAP DID NOT FIT TIGHTLY. THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS AND HAD BEEN PARKED OUTSIDE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD CONDUCTED THE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION WITH THE USE OF A FLASHLIGHT.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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