NTSB Identification: SEA83FA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 11, 1982 in RENTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N9846T
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ENG LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL. THE ACFT THEN EXECUTED A LEFT DESCENDING 180 DEG TURN & CRASHED ON THE FLIGHTLINE OF AN ACFT COMPANY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE FUEL FILTER BOWL CONTAINED ABOUT 1/2 FUEL & 1/2 WATER, AND THE CARBURETOR CONTAINED WATER ONLY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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