NTSB Identification: LAX82FA080
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1982 in CATALINA ISLAND, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4906G
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.

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.

WHILE CIRCLING AROUND CATALINA ISLAND TURNING IN AN OUT OF CANYONS AT 1700 FEET MSL THE ENGINE LOST POWER. AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 38 MILES TO THE NNW, THE TEMPERATURE WAS 65 DEGREES AND THE DEW POINT WAS 45 DEGREES.ALL ATTEMPS TO RESTART THE ENGINE FAILED AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT ON A ROAD RUNNING ALONG A RIDGE. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE RIDGE, DOWN A RAVINE, AND CAME TO REST AFTER IMPACTING A TREE.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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