NTSB Identification: NYC83FA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 18, 1982 in RINGWOOD, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182N, registration: N92612
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO POWER LOSS & THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A RESERVOIR. ENGINE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NUMEROUS PIECES OF THE INDUCTION AIR FILTER THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE. FILTER PAPER WAS FOUND LODGED BETWEEN THE INTAKE VALVE & VALVE SEAT OF THE #5 CYLINDER, THE THROAT OF THE CARBURETOR VENTURI WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY PIECES OF THE FILTER PAPER, PAPER FRAGMENTS DROPPED FROM THE #4 CYLINDER INTAKE PORT, & SEVERAL PAPER FRAGMENTS WERE FOUND IN THE OIL SUMP. LITTLE OF THE PAPER ELEMENT REMAINED INSIDE OF THE AIR FILTER FRAME & THE PAPER THAT DID REMAIN WAS MARKEDLY DISCOLORED. APPROXIMATELY 1,100 HRS WERE ACCUMULATED BY THE FILTER SINCE ITS INSTALLATION NEARLY 10 YRS PRIOR. CESSNA RECOMMENDS THAT THE FILTER BE REPLACED EACH 500 HRS OF OPERATION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..LIFE EXPIRED

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..DISINTEGRATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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