NTSB Identification: FTW82FPG19
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in NORTH LITTLE RO, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60246
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

AFTER A RIGHT TURN AFTER TAKEOFF FROM RWY 17 THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. A WITNESS HEARD THE ENG BACKFIRING. THE PLT CONTINUED THE RIGHT TURN & ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON RWY 35. HE WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING TOO HIGH & HOT, & TOUCHED DOWN, OR ALMOST TOUCHED DOWN, NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. HE MADE A GO-AROUND WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED & JUST CLEARED TREES AT THE NORTH END OF RWY 35. HIS MANEUVERS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE CRASH WERE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF A SPIN. BOTH MAGNETOES WERE DISASSEMBLED & CONTAINED AN ABNORMAL AMOUNT OF GREASE & OIL. THE RIGHT MAGNETO'S HIGH VOLTAGE CONTACT FINGER OF THE DISTRIBUTOR WAS COATED WITH GREASE & OIL AT THE CONTACT POINT. THE EXHAUST VALVE OF THE #3 CYLINDER WAS STUCK. THE #3 CYLINDER TOP SPARK PLUG WAS NOT OPERATING.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..CONTAMINATION

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..INOPERATIVE

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..BINDING(MECHANICAL)


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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