NTSB Identification: LAX82FVD14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in HAYWARD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N21551
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH FOR A SIMULATED SHORT FIELD LANDING, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOTS WERE UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE, AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FENCE AND NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING. CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE FOR CARBURETOR ICE, BUT THE INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS ON. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE ENGINE STARTED AND RAN DURING AN OPERATIONAL CHECK.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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