NTSB Identification: FTW82DA399
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 28, 1982 in TOMBALL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6229G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

A STUDENT PILOT PREPARING TO LAND PULLED THE MIXTURE CONTROL INSTEAD OF THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL. THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT STARTED TO LAND ON A ROAD. BUT HAD TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION WITH A CAR. THE RIGHT WING COLLIDED WITH A BUSH AND SWUNG THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE ROAD.

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

MIXTURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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