NTSB Identification: SEA83LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 31, 1982 in MIDVALE, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N3177N
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD NEAR THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR FAILED TO CLEAR THE BARBED-WIRE PERIMETER FENCE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A YAW AND CRASHED. THE PILOT SUSPECTED THERE WAS ICE IN THE FUEL LINES; HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT VERIFIED. HE ESTIMATED THE TEMPERATURE WAS 30 DEGREES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

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