NTSB Identification: CHI83LA017
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 16, 1982 in CLEVELAND, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N5379U
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

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

BEFORE TAKING OFF ON A NIGHT FLIGHT, WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL SUMPS. WHEN THE PILOTS WERE SATISFIED THAT ALL OF THE WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE TANKS, THEY DEPARTED. THE FLIGHT WAS ROUTINE UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING. ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRCREW INITIATED THE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND TURNED TO AVERT A WATER LANDING. AN EMERGENCY/CRASH LANDING WAS MADE IN A LANDFILL AREA. AN EXAMINATION AND RUN-UP OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL FAILURES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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