NTSB Identification: CHI83LA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 25, 1982 in RED WING, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N18236
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE ENROUTE TO RED WING, MN HE RAN INTO DETERIORATING WEATHER AND THE ENGINE STARTED TO RUN ROUGH. HE DECIDED TO EXECUTE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING INTO A HAY FIELD RATHER THAN ENCOUNTER DARKNESS AND ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH A ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE. DURING THE LANDING HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION AND RUN-UP OF THE ENGINE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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