NTSB Identification: MKC82FCJ06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 22, 1982 in CHADRON, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/1983
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N225C
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER DEPARTURE, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM THE AIRPORT. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE MIXTURE CONTROL WAS NOT ATTACHED AT THE CARBURETOR AND THAT THE CARBURETOR MIXTURE LEVEL WAS 3/8 OF AN INCH FROM THE IDLE CUTOFF POSITION.

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

MIXTURE CONTROL,LINKAGE..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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