NTSB Identification: ATL83LA016
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 25, 1982 in INDIAN MOUND, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N739RJ
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTURE THE PILOT OF N739RJ REPORTED "ENGINE PROBLEMS." THE PILOT STATED THAT HE TRIED VARIOUS POWER SETTINGS AND FUEL SELECTIONS WITHOUT SUCCESS. HE ADVISED FORT CAMPBELL APPROACH CONTROL THAT HE WAS LANDING INTO TREES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE WITHIN A RANGE OF SERIOUS ICING AFTER 15 MINUTES CONTINUOUS ENGINE OPERATION.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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