NTSB Identification: FTW76FRD64
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80347

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2731  76/8/28    LAKE CHARLES,LA     CESSNA 172M         CR-  0  0  2  INSTRUCTIONAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1515                    N80347              PX-  0  0  0  TRAINING                  AGE 37, 4022 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1060 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAKE CHARLES MUN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BEAUMONT,TX                 LAKE CHARLES,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: RAM AIR ASSEMBLY
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    3500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                          RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      77
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          350                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- HEAVY RAIN CLOGGED PAPER AIR FILTER. ENG WOULD NOT DEVELOP PWR AFT DOWNDRAFTS FORCED A/C BLW GS.

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