NTSB Identification: CHI82IA284
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Saturday, July 31, 1982 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N21254
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PILOT ENTERED TRAFFIC PATTERN DOWNWIND AS NUMBER 3 FOR LANDING. TRAFFIC PATTERN SPACING REQUIRED A THREE MILE FINAL APPROACH OVER LAKE WINNEBAGO. THE PILOT STATED THAT THERE WERE TWO SLOWER AIRCRAFT PRECEEDING HIM AND THAT SPACING BETWEEN AIRCRAFT WAS DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN. FULL FLAPS AND CARBURETOR HEAT WAS APPLIED AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ENGINE "STARTED RUNNING ROUGH". FULL THROTTLE WAS APPLIED BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TURN OUT OF THE PATTERN AND "THE AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE DECREASED QUICKLY". THE PILOT THEN STALLED THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE LAKE. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE DISCLOSED NO MALFUNCTION TO THE ENGINE OPERATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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