NTSB Identification: LAX83LA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 04, 1982 in PEORIA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 195B, registration: N195JB
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED THAT HE TOOK OFF TO FLIGHT TEST THE AIRCRAFT. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE TURNED DOWNWIND TO STAY IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. ON DOWNWIND, THE POWER WAS REDUCED TO MAINTAIN SPACING BEHIND A CESSNA 150. WHEN THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED, THE ENGINE POWER BEGAN TO DETERIORATE. DUE TO THE TRAFFIC, THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD, SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. DURING THE LANDING, THE RIGHT GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PASSENGER AND THE OWNER SUSPECTED POSSIBLE CARBURETOR ICE, BUT THIS WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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