NTSB Identification: FTW82DA131
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 13, 1982 in LAMESA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/13/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3645J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT WAS CIRCLING THE AIRPORT AT NIGHT WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER. HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, BUT POWER COULD NOT BE REGAINED. THE PROPELLER WAS WINDMILLING WHEN HE LANDED IN A FLAT, PLOWED FIELD AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT HAD SUSPECTED CARBURETOR ICE, BUT THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT WERE 77 AND 28 DEGREES. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, CONDITIONS WERE NOT FAVORABLE FOR ICING. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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