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EVENT IDDATEMAKEMODELCITYSTATEFull AddressLatitudeLongitudeNARRATIVENARRATIVE ADD'LCAUSEINJURY
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20020917X01754
2/5/1982CESSNAT210LLUVERNEALLUVERNE AL 31.7165455-86.2638492
THE ENGINE ABRUPTLY QUIT DURING TAKEOFF AFTER THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND STARTED A CROSSWIND TURN. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED REARWARD DURING LANDING ROLL IN A SOFT TERRACED PASTURE AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED TO AN INVERTED POSITION. TWO OUNCES OF WATER WERE FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK USED DURING TAKEOFF EVEN THOUGH FUEL CONTINUED TO DRAIN FROM THE TANK 24 HOURS BEFORE THE WINGS WERE REMOVED FOR EXAMINATION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPORTEDLY PARKED OUTDOORS DURING HEAVY RAINFALL THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. A MECHANIC WHO WITNESSED THE DEPARTURE STATED THE PILOT DID NOT CONDUCT AN ENGINE RUN-UP.
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20020917X02012
2/8/1982CESSNA182PNASHVILLETNNASHVILLE TN 36.1626638-86.7816016
AFTER ENTERING A LONG FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENGINE, THE PILOT NOTED THAT HE HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY TURNED ON THE CARBURETOR HEAT. HE WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE AND MANEUVERED THE PLANE TO LAND IN A PARKING LOT. BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, THE PLANE STRUCK THE TOPS OF TREES AS THE PILOT WAS AVOIDING POWERLINES BY CROSSING BELOW. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE PARKING LOT. THE PLANE STRUCK TREES AND A FENCE ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE LOT. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT AT 2000 FT WERE ABOUT 32 DEGREES. ABOVE AND BELOW THAT ALTITUDE, THE TEMPERATURE INCREASED TO ABOUT 42 TO 45 DEGREES. DURING AN OPERATIONAL CHECK OF THE ENGINE, IT WOULD NOT START UNTIL THE CARBURETOR WAS DRAINED TO CHECK FOR WATER. ABOUT 1 1/2 OZ OF AN UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE, HEAVIER THEN FUEL, WAS DRAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR. THE PLANE HAD BEEN FLOWN 5.3 HRS SINCE THE LAST REFUELING ON 11/8/81. NEARLY ONE QUART OF WATER WAS DRAINED DURING THE PREFLIGHT.
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20020917X02018
2/15/1982CESSNA310DFARMERVILLELAFARMERVILLE LA 32.7734728-92.4056985
BEFORE THIS FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THE PILOT WAS THE OWNER OF A MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND WAS PREPARING TO PERFORM AN ANNUAL INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT. HE ELECTED TO FLY IT AROUND THE AIRPORT TO WARM UP THE ENGINES BEFORE DRAINING THE CRANKCASE. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE LEFT ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE. HE ATTEMPTED TO FEATHER THE PROPELLER, BUT STATED THAT IT WOULD NOT STOP ROTATING. THE LANDING GEAR WAS NOT RETRACTED, AND THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT MAINTAIN ALTITUDE WITH THE GEAR DOWN. THE PLANE DESCENDED AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. WATER AND TRASH WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL LINES. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE LEFT ENGINE AND PROPELLER DID NOT IMPACT WITH AN OBJECT. BUT ONE BLADE WAS FEATHERED AND ONE WAS NOT. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND WITH THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE PROPELLER, BOTH BLADE CLAMPS WERE IN THE FEATHERED POSITION. ALL BLADE CLAMP BOLTS WERE UNDERTORQUED.
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20020917X01745
3/6/1982CESSNA182PCRESWELLORCRESWELL OR 43.9179023-123.0245261
DURING PREFLIGHT THE PILOT FOUND WATER IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. AFTER FUEL DRAININGS AND SAMPLE CHECKS WERE COMPLETED THE PILOT STARTED THE ENGINE AND INITIATED TAXI FOR TAKEOFF. DURING TAXI AND ENGINE RUNUP THE ENGINE STOPPED SEVERAL TIMES. AFTER REPEATED FUEL DRAININGS AND SAMPLE CHECKS FOLLOWING EACH OCCURRENCE THE PILOT COMMENCED HIS TAKEOFF ROLL. SHORTLY AFTER THE AIRCRAFT BECAME AIRBORNE THE ENGINE AGAIN CEASED OPERATING AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A NEARBY FIELD. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT MAIN TANK, THE CARBURETOR FUEL BOWL, AND THE FUEL STRAINER. CONSIDERABLE RUST WAS FOUND AROUND THE FILLER NECKS OF THE FUEL CAPS.
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20020917X01679
3/9/1982CESSNA210DCOMMERCEGACOMMERCE GA 34.203997-83.4571057
THE OWNER HAD FLOWN A PA-23 FROM CHARLOTTE TO JACKSON COUNTY,FL WITH ANOTHER PLT FOLLOWING HIM IN N3909Y. THE OWNER STATED THE OTHER PLT WAS VERY METICULOUS & ALWAYS DRAINED FUEL PRIOR TO FLT. AFTER THE 1 HR FLT TO JACKSON COUNTY, THEY BOTH LOOKED OVER THE ACFT PRIOR TO RETURNING TO CHARLOTTE, BUT DID NOT DRAIN THE FUEL. ABOUT 3-4 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG LOST POWER. THE OWNER SITTING IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT TOOK CONTROL & SWITCHED FROM THE LEFT TO RIGHT TANK, HOWEVER, THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND. 3 OZ OF FLUID DRAINED FROM THE GASCOLATOR WAS IDENTIFIED AS WATER. THE CAP ON THE FLOW DIVIDER WAS REMOVED & ONLY WATER WAS FOUND IN THE UNIT. FUEL FROM THE WING TANKS ON THIS ACFT FLOW THROUGH FUEL RESERVOIR TANKS.THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF LEAKAGE IN THE RIGHT TANK FUEL CAP. A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM EACH TANK, THE MOST BEING FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK. THE ACFT SAT IN RAIN THE PREVIOUS WEEKEND. OWNER'S MANUAL STATES TO DRAIN FROM FULLEST TANK ONLY. THE FUEL CONTROL SCREEN WAS CONTAMINATED & PARTIALLY BLOCKED.
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20020917X01732
3/14/1982CESSNA182PHUNTINGTONWVHUNTINGTON WV 38.4192496-82.445154
ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE ENGINE FAILED AFTER LIFTOFF AT ABOUT THE 3500 FOOT POINT DOWN THE RUNWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET AGL. THE RUNWAY HAS 1000 FEET OF OVERRUN AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST NEAR THE RUNUP AREA FOR RUNWAY 12. THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN SINCE DECEMBER 1980 AT WHICH TIME 1 HOUR WAS FLOWN OFF THE FULL LOAD SINCE REFUELING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE CARBURETOR BOWL CONTAINED ABOUT 3/4 PINT OF WATER.
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20020917X02280
4/6/1982CESSNA177RG10 EAST OF TILLOR
10 EAST OF TILL OR
DURING FLIGHT AT 13,000 FT MSL, THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER. THE AIRCRAFT WAS VECTORED TOWARD THE PROSPECT AIRPORT NEAR TILLER, OREGON. HOWEVER, ABOUT TWO MINUTES LATER, ALL ENGINE POWER WAS LOST. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A DEAD CONIFEROUS TREE BESIDE A LOGGING ROAD. THE IMPACT WITH THE TREE OCCURRED AT 117 FT AGL. GROUND IMPACT OCCURRED 162 FT FROM THE TREE IN AN UPRIGHT AND RELATIVELY FLAT ATTITUDE. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 3000 FT MSL. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OF THE ENGINE WAS EVIDENT. DURING EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM, THE RIGHT FUEL CAP WAS SECURED TO THE FUEL CELL, BUT WAS DIFFICULT TO REMOVE AND REINSTALL DUE TO BINDING AND IMPROPER SEATING. RUST WAS NOTED AROUND THE FUEL CAP AND FUEL CELL FILLER NECK, BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW OF WHERE THE RUBBER GROMMET WAS SEATED. SEVERAL PIECES OF GRANULAR ICE WERE REMOVED FROM THE RIGHT FUEL CELL. WATER WAS FOUND IN BOTH THE FUEL FILTER BOWL AND THE FUEL FLOW DISTRIBUTOR.
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20020917X02332
4/16/1982CESSNA182GLAKE WALESFLLAKE WALES FL 27.9014133-81.5859099
THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE ON SHORT FINAL THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESPOND TO POWER INCREASES AND REMAINED AT IDLE SPEED. THE PILOT SWERVED AROUND A BUILDING AND DOVE THE AIRCRAFT UNDER WIRES FINALLY COMING TO REST IN A DITCH. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM GASCOLATOR REVEALED THAT IT WAS PARTIALLY FILLED WITH WATER AND DIRT. THE CARBURETOR BOWL SHOWED SIGNS OF THE CORROSIVE EFFECTS AND SEDIMENTS NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCUMULATION OF WATER.
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20020917X01874
4/23/1982CESSNA150BLAINEMNBLAINE MN 45.1607987-93.2349489
WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ABOUT 700 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY IN ROUGH TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED AT LEAST 1 1/2 PINTS OF WATER IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK, WATER IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, AND THE SEAL ON THE LEFT FUEL TANK CAP WORN TO WHERE THE CAP DID NOT FIT TIGHTLY. THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS AND HAD BEEN PARKED OUTSIDE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD CONDUCTED THE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION WITH THE USE OF A FLASHLIGHT.
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20020917X03292
5/29/1982CESSNAU206GNORFOLKVANORFOLK VA 36.8507689-76.2858726
THE ENG QUIT DURING FINAL APPROACH. THE ACFT HAD A HISTORY OF PROBLEMS WITH WATER IN FUEL SYSTEM LEADING TO ENGINE PROBLEMS. ON 2/8/82 SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. POST CRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. WATER HAD ENTERED THE SYSTEM THROUGH A LEAKING FUEL CAP. POST CRASH TEST SHOWED THAT WATER IN THE FUEL SYSTEM COULD NOT BE DRAINED DUE TO RIDGES & WALLS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FUEL BLADDER THAT TRAPPED WATER. THESE TESTSALSO SHOWED THAT DUE TO THE DIHEDRAL & ANGLE OF INCIDENCE OF HIGH WING CESSNAS WATER COULD NOT OVERCOME THESE RIDGES & FLOW TO THE DESIGN DRAIN POINTS IN THE WINGS. THE SAFETY BOARD HAS ISSUED SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS PROBLEM.
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20020917X04095
6/9/1982CESSNA185EROUND LAKENYROUND LAKE NY 42.9386871-73.7898429
THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING HIS PREFLIGHT, HE DRAINED THE MAIN SEDIMENT BOWL FOR 5 SECONDS, THEN REPEATED DRAINING IT FOR ANOTHER 5 SECONDS. HE REPORTED THAT HE PERFORMED AN ENGINE RUN-UP, SWITCHED ALL TANKS ON, AND INITIATED A TAKEOFF. REPORTEDLY, THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH AS HE WAS CLIMBING THROUGH APPROXIMATELY 350 FT AND CUT OUT. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND NOSED OVER IN A CLEARING. ABOUT 1/2 CUP OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE MAIN STRAINER BOWL AND WATER WAS FOUND AT THE OUTER FOUR DRAIN POINTS IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE LEFT WING TANK SUMP DRAIN AND BOTH BELLY SUMP DRAINS EXHIBITED CORROSION AND COULD NOT BE OPENED WITH A STANDARD FUEL DRAIN CUP.
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20020917X02646
6/20/1982CESSNA182PCHULUOTAFLCHULUOTA FL 28.6418949-81.1236544
THE PILOT REPORTED A NORMAL PREFLIGHT CHECK WAS MADE WHICH INCLUDED DRAINING FUEL FROM THE FUEL TANK SUMPS AND THE STRAINER. HE REPORTED THAT ABOUT ONE INCH OF WATER (IN A FUEL SAMPLER CUP) WAS DRAINED FROM THE LEFT WING. NO WATER WAS NOTED IN THE RIGHT WING OR FUEL STRAINER. THE BEFORE TAKEOFF CHECK WAS NORMAL AND ALL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS INDICATED NORMAL WHEN POWER WAS ADDED FOR TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, AT ABOUT 150 TO 200 FT AGL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. FROM THAT POSITION, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. THEREFORE, A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE WITH FULL FLAPS INTO THE TOPS OF TREES IN A WOODED AREA. DURING AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE, WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR AND THE LEFT WING.
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20020917X03748
6/21/1982CESSNA172ST. MARY'SAKST. MARY'S AK 62.0530556-163.1658333
PILOT FOUND CONSIDERABLE WATER IN FUEL DURING PREFLIGHT. DURING TAKEOFF ENGINE QUIT. PILOT MADE INTERSECTION TAKEOFF ALLOWING LESS THAN HALF OF RUNWAY AVAILABLE. TRIED TO LAND ON ROAD DURING FORCED LANDING BUT USED DIRT ALONGSIDE BECAUSE OF TRUCK. AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. GASCOLATOR AND WING TANK DRAINS FULL OF WATER AFTER ACCIDENT WHEN AIRCRAFT WAS TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP.
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20020917X03957
7/9/1982CESSNA182DOWNERS GROVEIL
DOWNERS GROVE IL
41.8089191-88.0111746
THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING FORCED LANDING ON A GOLF COURSE AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER AT 300 FEET AGL DURING TAKEOFF. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE SUMPS AND CARBURETOR. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK CAP WAS NOT SEALING. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WING SUMPS AND ENGINE SUMP WERE DRAINED PRIOR TO STARTING. HE REPORTED THAT SOME WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT TANK, BUT IT WAS GONE AFTER 2 DRAIN SUMPS WERE SAMPLED. REPORTEDLY, THE ENGINE DRAIN WAS PULLED FOR ABOUT 9 SECONDS, BUT THIS SAMPLE WAS NOT TESTED AS IT RAN ONTO THE GROUND.
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20020917X03677
7/12/1982CESSNA180JEBENSBURGPAEBENSBURG PA 40.4850717-78.7247426
THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT WAS THE LAST LEG OF A SERIES OF FLIGHTS THAT DAY, WHICH INCLUDED OTHER REFUELING OF THE AIRCRAFT, DURING THIS REFUELING THE FUEL PUMP FOR THE GROUND STORAGE TANK SLOWED AND STOPPED BEFORE TOTAL REFUELING WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE PREFLIGHTED THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE TAKEOFF. AFTER A NORMAL TAKEOFF RUN, THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER TOUCHING DOWN ABOUT 300 FEET FROM THE DEPARTURE END. AN ATTEMPT TO GROUNDLOOP WAS FUTILE AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT AND STORAGE FACILITY TANKS.
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20020917X03682
7/16/1982CESSNA210LSANTA ANACASANTA ANA CA 33.7454725-117.867653
ABOUT 3 MI SE OF THE ARPT, WITH GEAR DOWN & FULL FLAPS, THE ENG FUEL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO & THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLTDID NOT DECLARE AN EMERGENCY, BUT ADVISED TOWER THAT THE ACFT LOST THE FUEL PRESSURE. THE PLT WAS THEN CLEARED FOR A LANDING ON RWY 19R. AS HE WAS DESCENDING ON BASE LEG FOR 19R, THE PLT REALIZED HE COULD NOT LAND ON 19R & ELECTED TO LAND ON THE TAXIWAY PERPENDICULAR TO THE APCH ENDS OF RWYS 19L & 19R. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN AIRPORT FREQUENCY SIGN, THEN VEERED AND COLLIDED WITH N2MU HOLDING FOR DEPARTURE ON 19R. THE FUEL PUMP CAVITY WAS FOUND CONTAMINATED WITH RUST & WATER. IN 12/79 NTSB ISSUED 2 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE CESSNA 200 SERIES ACFT FUEL VAPOR PROBLEMS.
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20020917X02788
7/24/1982CESSNAU206GBATAVIANYBATAVIA NY 42.9981156-78.1875167
THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PARKED AT THE GENESEE COUNTY AIRPORT SINCE THE FALL OF 1981. THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT WAS THE FIRST THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN SINCE THE FALL. AS THE AIRCRAFT CLEARED THE END OF THE RUNWAY, AND ATTAINED AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET, A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO EXTEND THE GLIDE BACK TO THE AIRPORT AND LANDED IN AN OPEN FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED WATER AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS IN THE SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH TEST WERE CONDUCTED THAT CONCLUDED THE FUEL DID NOT MEET THE SPECIFICATIONS OF AVIATION GRADE FUEL, TESTING DID NOT INCLUDE A DETERMINATION OF THE SPECIFIC TYPE OR GRADE OF FUEL AND/OR POSSIBLE MIXTURE OF FUELS.
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20020917X04133
7/25/1982CESSNA182MOBILEALMOBILE AL 30.6953657-88.0398912
THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS DURING TAKEOFF AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A SOFT SOYBEAN FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER AFTER LANDING. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK AND CARBURETOR. THE PILOT HAD ALSO FOUND WATER INTHE LEFT TANK DURING PREFLIGHT.
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20020917X03210
8/19/1982CESSNA195AWALLINGFORDCTWALLINGFORD CT 41.4570108-72.8230736
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE PREFLIGHTED THE AIRCRAFT, THE FUEL TANKS WERE FULL. FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM EACH WING AND THE FUSELAGE LOW POINT WITH NO INDICATION OF WATER. DURING TAKEOFF, ENGINE POWER WAS LOST AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 150 FT AS THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE AND RPM WERE BEING ADJUSTED. WITH INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINING AND POWER LINES AHEAD, THE PILOT TURNED TOWARD A LANDFILL. HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE AND PARTIAL POWER WAS GAINED, BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED ON A SANDY SURFACE, AND AFTER ROLLING FOR ABOUT 30 FT, THE WHEELS DUG IN AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER. THE PILOT SUSPECTED THAT WATER HAD GOTTEN INTO THE CARBURETOR DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE HAD DRAINED THE SUMPS BEFORE TAKEOFF AND FOUND NO WATER. HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT VERIFIED.
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20020917X02706
8/25/1982CESSNA206BSCAMMON BAYAKSCAMMON BAY AK 61.8427778-165.5816667
WHEN ON SHORT FINAL THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER FOR GLIDE PATH CORRECTION BUT RECEIVED NO ENGINE RESPONSE. HE SWITCHED TANKS AND OPENED THE STRAINER DRAIN VALVE BECAUSE OF PREVIOUS WATER CONTAMINATION PROBLEMS. HE MADE A LEFT TURN TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A RIVER BANK, AND ABOUT FIVE SECONDS BEFORE TOUCH DOWN, SWITCHED ON THE FUEL BOOST PUMP. STILL NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENGINE OCCURRED. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ON THE RIVER BANK, COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR AND RECEIVING OTHER AIRFRAME DAMAGE. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF WATER IN THE FUEL SUMP. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING FUEL CONTAMINATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES.
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20020917X04761
9/16/1982CESSNA150CONRADMTCONRAD MT 48.1683058-111.9447411
PILOT HAD ENGINE LOSE POWER MOMENTARILY ON A PREVIOUS FLIGHT BUT DID NOT CONCERN HIMSELF ABOUT IT. DURING THIS FLIGHT POWER WAS LOST AT 4100 FEET. PILOT TRIED RESTART WITHOUT SUCCESS. DURING LANDING NOSE WAS LOWERED PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN AND IT CAUGHT ON AN IRRIGATION MOUND. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL.
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20020917X05116
9/18/1982CESSNA182P11 MI. S. OF DUAZ11 MI. S. OF DU AZ 34.0489281-111.0937311
AT ABOUT 60 FT ABOVE THE RWY THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT STALLED JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN AS THE PLT WAS MANEUVERING TO AVOID SOME GULLIES. ON 7/9/82 THE PLT HAD PURCHASED 1,200 GALS OF REGULAR UNLEADED AUTOMOBILE FUEL FOR USE IN HIS ACFT. PRIOR TO THIS TIME HE HAD USED AVIATION FUEL. FUEL SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE STORAGE TANKS & WATER FILTERS AT THE PLT'S RANCH SHOWED THE PRESENCE OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL & WATER CONTAMINATION. THE SAMPLE OBTAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS 95% WATER.
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20020917X05150
10/3/1982CESSNA182COCOAFLCOCOA FL 28.3861159-80.7419984
DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 300 FT AGL. THE PILOT S-TURNED AND LANDED ON A CLEAR AREA BESIDE THE RUNWAY TO KEEP FROM GOING INTO A RIVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. ABOUT 4 OUNCES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FIRE WALL FUEL STRAINER. THE CARBURETOR HAD FAILED DURING IMPACT.
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20020917X04943
10/31/1982CESSNA177NORTH LITTLE ROAR
NORTH LITTLE RO AR
34.769536-92.2670941
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. ONE WITNESS STATED THAT THE ENGINE DID NOT COMPLETELY QUIT. ANOTHER WITNESS REPORTED THAT IT QUIT, BUT RESTARTED AND THEN OPERATED WITH PARTIAL POWER. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT REMAINED IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, THEN THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE PLANE CRASHED IN A LEFT-WING-LOW ATTITUDE. DURING IMPACT, FUEL LINES TO THE LEFT TANK FAILED AND FUEL DRAINED INTO THE COCKPIT. WHEN EXAMINED, THE RIGHT FUEL TANK STILL CONTAINED FUEL. THE GASCOLATOR WAS CHECKED AND WAS FOUND CONTAINING MOSTLY WATER. THE PILOT HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF HAVING MADE THE FLIGHT; HOWEVER, HE BELIEVED THAT HE DRAINED THE SUMPS, SINCE THAT WAS HIS HABIT. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF REFUELING THE AIRCRAFT WHERE IT WAS NORMALLY SERVICED.
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20020917X04236
11/21/1982CESSNA170SPANAWAYWASPANAWAY WA 47.103988-122.4345661
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 75 TO 100 FT AGL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE MANEUVERED THE AIRCRAFT STRAIGHT AHEAD TO LAND BEYOND A HIGHWAY. THERE WERE TRANSMISSION LINES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROADWAY. THE PILOT BELIEVED HE HAD INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE TO SAFELY FLY OVER THE LINES. REPORTEDLY, THE TAIL CONTACTED A CABLE WHILE CROSSING UNDER THE FIRST SET OF WIRES (A TELEPHONE LINE). THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND, THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELED ACROSS THE HIGHWAY, THEN IT CAME TO REST IN A DITCH ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. AS THE OCCUPANTS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT, A SMALL FIRE DEVELOPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE ENGINE. WITHIN A SHORT TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO BOTH TANKS.WATER WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK AND IN A LINE LEADING FROM THE RIGHT TANK. RUST WAS FOUND ON THE INSIDE TANGS OF THE RIGHT FUEL CAP, IN THE THREADS OF THE RIGHT QUICK DRAIN AND THE CARBURETOR. NO OTHER PREIMPACT PROBLEMS WERE EVIDENT.
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20020917X04242
12/11/1982CESSNA172ARENTONWARENTON WA 47.4796927-122.2079218
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.
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20001214X42095
12/30/1982CESSNA182PBATESVILLEMSBATESVILLE MS 34.3114982-89.9442567
DURING TAKEOFF ENGINE QUIT AT 250 FEET. PILOT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN AN OPEN FIELD. AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL. NO WING TANK DRAINS WERE INSTALLED. TANKS WERE LEFT FOR SIX WEEKS WITH FUEL LEVEL AT HALF FULL. AIRCRAFT WAS PARKED OUTSIDE. TORRENTIAL RAINS HAD FALLEN IN THE AREA TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. EXAMINATION OF THEWING CELLS REVEALED RIDGES & RIPPLES IN THE BLADDER TANKS.
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20001214X42010
1/1/1983CESSNA182PNEWPORTORNEWPORT OR 44.6367836-124.0534505
THE ENGINE LOST POWER WHEN THE PILOT WAS ON AN EXTENDED BASE LEG FOR LANDING. FROM THAT POSITION, HE COULD NOT GLIDE TO THE RUNWAY, SO HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A NEARBY BEACH. THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE WALKING ON THE BEACH PREVENTED AN UPWIND LANDING, SO THE PILOT TURNED TO LAND DOWNWIND. THIS REQUIRED A STEEP TURN AT LOW ALTITUDE TO AVOID LANDING IN THE OCEAN. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE UPPER WING MAY HAVE STALLED SOMEWHAT AS THERE WAS VIRTUALLY NO CONTROL FOR THE LAST 20 FT OF DESCENT. THE PLANE LANDED ON THE BEACH ON ALL THREE WHEELS, BUT THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR CHAMBERS AND FUEL FILTER BOWL CONTAINED WATER.
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20001214X42053
1/7/1983CESSNA207AANIAKAKANIAK AK 61.5828109-159.540714
THE ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AT 700 FT MSL DURING CLIMBOUT. THE PILOT TRIED THE BOOST PUMPS AND WAS ABLE TO REGAIN SOME POWER MOMENTARILY. WHEN ALL POWER WAS LOST THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND SHORT OF THE AIRPORT ON A FROZEN RIVER. THE ROUGH ICE SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR DURING ROLL-OUT. THE PILOT STATED IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF TRAPPED WATER IN FUEL TANKS AND HE DID NOT DRAIN THE FUEL SUMPS DURING PRE-FLIGHT.
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20001214X41960
1/16/1983CESSNAA185FLOREAUVILLELALOREAUVILLE LA 30.0565906-91.7370595
REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT WAS PREFLIGHTED AND ALL THREE WATER TRAPS (SUMPS) WERE DRAINED UNTIL ONLY FUEL FLOWED. DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER AT APRX 400 FT AGL. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A CANE FIELD. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT HIT ROWS IN THE FIELD AT A 45 DEG ANGLE, THE FRONT GEAR DUG INTO THE DIRT AND THE AMPHIBIOUS PLANE NOSED OVER, DURING A SUBSEQUENT EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENGINE, A QUANTITY OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.
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20001214X42261
2/21/1983CESSNA182ZEPHYRHILLSFLZEPHYRHILLS FL 28.2336196-82.1811947
ON INITIAL CLIMB AT ABOUT 250 FT AGL THE ENGINE FAILED. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR AND IN THE FUEL TANKS. A WRINKLED RIDGE WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK BOTTOM WHICH TRAPPED WATER.
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20001214X42362
3/4/1983CESSNA210MLA VERNECALA VERNE CA 34.1008426-117.7678355
THE PILOT HAD FOUND WATER IN THE WING TANKS DURING HIS PREFLT BUT DID NOT DRAIN THE FUEL ACCUMULATOR TANKS AS HE WAS NOT AWARE OF THEIR EXISTENCE. THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT AT 100 FT AGL, BUT THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO NEGOTIATE A LANDING ON THE ARPT. EXAMINATION REVEALED EXTENSIVE WATER IN BOTH FUEL TANK ACCUMULATORS, ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP OUTLET LINE TO THE FUEL SERVO AND THE FUEL MANIFOLD INLET LINE. THE CESSNA 210 OWNERS MANUAL STATES THAT IF WATER IS FOUND IN THE WING TANKS, THE ACCUMULATOR TANKS MUST BE DRAINED UNTIL THE WATER IS ELIMINATED. BOTH ACCUMULATOR TANKS ON THE ACFT WERE CAPPED WITH A QUICK REMOVAL TYPE CAP. THE EXTENDED ACCUMULATOR TANK DRAIN FITTINGS WERE NOT INSTALLED. LATER MODEL CESSNA 210 ACFT HAVE THE EXTERIOR DRAINS INSTALLED.
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20001214X42523
3/8/1983CESSNA195CONCORDCACONCORD CA 37.9779776-122.0310733
AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL DURING THE TAKEOFF PORTION OF A TOUCH-AND-GO, THE ENG LOSS POWER & THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A FENCE. THECARBURETOR BOWL WAS DRAINED & ABOUT 2/3 OF THE FLUID WAS DETERMINED TO BE WATER. THE FUEL STRAINER ALSO CONTAINED WATER.
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20001214X42779
4/3/1983CESSNA175TUSCALOOSAALTUSCALOOSA AL 33.2098407-87.5691735
THE AIRCRAFT LANDED OFF THE RUNWAY IN SOFT TERRAIN DURING A FORCED LANDING AND NOSED DOWN. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AT 400 AGL ON TAKEOFF. HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE FIELD AND THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT COULD NOT COMPLETE THE TURN TO LINE UP WITH THE RUNWAY SO HE LANDED BESIDE THE RUNWAY AND NOSED DOWN IN THE MUD. INSPECTION SHOWED WATER IN THE CARBURETOR SUMP. THE FUEL FILLER CAPS AND SEALS WERE FOUND TO BE LEAKING. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PARKED OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.
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20001214X42652
4/4/1983CESSNA182HRUTHCARUTH CA 40.2695914-123.3214139
AFTER LANDING AT RUTH, CA, THE ACFT WAS REFUELED WITH APRX 38 GAL OF 80/87 OCTANE AVIATION FUEL. DURING TAKEOFF, ABOUT 15 MIN AFTER LANDING, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU APRX 200 TO 300 FT AGL. THE PLT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN THE BEST AVAILABLE FIELD. APRX 50 FT AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS, FUEL STRAINER & CARBURETOR. THE FUEL PUMP AT THE ARPT WAS CHECKED & WATER WAS ALSO FOUND AT THAT SOURCE.
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20001214X42579
4/6/1983CESSNA182HHAYDENCOHAYDEN CO 40.4894302-107.2636842
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWERLINE AND CRASHED AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER ON TAKEOFF. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE ACFT MADE A NORMAL TAKEOFF BUT DURING CLIMBOUT THE ENGINE BACKFIRED AND DARK SMOKE CAME OUT. THE ACFT TURNED LEFT THEN STEEPLY RIGHT BEFORE HITTING THE POWER LINE. THIS ACFT WAS FLOWN 3 TIMES IN 1982 AND TWICE PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE ACC IN 1983. THE LAST TIME THE ACFT WAS REFUELED WAS IN SEPT, 1982. THE ACFT WAS PARKED OUTDOORS. THE GAS CAP IN THE WING SHOWED AREAS OF RUST AND CORROSION PREVENTING A TIGHT SEAL. MOISTURE COULD LEAK INTO THE FUEL TANK FROM RAIN AND MELTINGSNOW. ON 4/11/83 THE LEFT WING FUEL TANK WAS EXAMINED BY CUTTING INTO IT. THE BLADDER WAS SEVERELY WRINKLED ON THE BOTTOM. THE WRINKLING PRODUCED POCKETS LARGE ENOUGH TO TRAP ABOUT 1 GALLON OF WATER. THIS WATER WOULD NOT REACH THE DRAIN SUMP WITH THE ACFT IN A LEVEL PARKED POSITION. THE NTSB HAS MADE RECOMMENDATIONS TO FAA CONCERNING WATER IN FUEL AND EVALUATION OF BLADDER TYPE FUEL TANKS.
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20001214X42712
4/12/1983CESSNA150WAYNESBURGPAWAYNESBURG PA 39.8964641-80.1792299
THE PILOT STATED THAT FOLLOWING A NORMAL TAKEOFF, UPON REACHING AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 200 TO 250 MSL, ALL ENG POWER WAS LOST. DURING AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID TREES AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY, FOR A CLEAR AREA NEAR A HIGHWAY, THE ACFT HIT THE TOP OF A T-HANGAR. THE ACFT CAME TO REST IN A GULLY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL. AN INSPECTION OF THE REFUELING FACILITY REVEALED APPROXIMATELY 6 INCHES OF WATER IN THE STORAGE TANKS.
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39
20001214X42618
4/13/1983CESSNA182PAUBURNCAAUBURN CA 38.8965654-121.0768901
PRIOR TO THIS FLT, THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR TWO MONTHS OR REFUELED IN FIVE MONTHS. DURING THAT PERIOD, IT HAD BEEN EXPOSED TO UNUSUALLY HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL. AN ANNUAL INSPECTION HAD BEEN COMPLETED ON 1/12/82 & 77 HRS HAD BEEN FLOWN SINCE THAT TIME. ON 3/17/83, THE ACFT HAD BEEN TAXIED FROM ITS TIE-DOWN TO A MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR ANOTHER ANNUAL INSPECTION. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT, IT HAD NOT BEEN RETURNED TO SERVICE SINCE THE FACILITY HAD FOUND WATER IN THE FUEL FILTER & CARB, AND HAD PLANNED TO TROUBLESHOOT THE FUEL SYS. THE OWNER ASSUMED THAT THE ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS COMPLETE SINCE HE HAD RECEIVED AN INVOICE FOR THE SERVICE. DURING A PREFLIGHT, HE DRAINED THE SUMPS. SOME WATER WAS FOUND, BUT THE SUMPS WERE DRAINED UNTIL ONLY FUEL FLOWED. DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER AT APRX 200 FT AGL & WOULD NOT RESTART. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES & CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARB, FUEL SELECTOR & STRAINER, & LEFT TANK. ALSO, THE O-RINGS IN THE FUEL CAPS WERE WORN.
FATL (1)
40
20001214X42816
4/28/1983CESSNA150CMADERACAMADERA CA 36.9613356-120.0607176
THE PLT WAS FLYING IN & OUT OF SEVERAL CROP DUSTER STRIPS. DURING TAKEOFF FROM THE 4TH STRIP THE ENGINE QUIT. THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE PLT ATTRIBUTED THE ENGINE FAILURE TO WATER IN FUEL.
MINR
41
20001214X42988
4/28/1983CESSNA182THOMASVILLEPATHOMASVILLE PA 39.9287093-76.8505282
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. SEVERAL WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS ACCIDENT THE ACFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING DUE TO A ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED AND 1 GALLON OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL LINES. THE WATER WAS DRAINED AND THE FUEL FILTERS CHANGED AND THE ACFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO YORK. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT CHECKED WITH THE FBO MANAGER TO CONFIRM THAT THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS AND DID A COMPLETE PRE-FLT WITH ATTENTION TO THE FUEL SYS. VERY LITTLE WATER WAS FOUND IN THE TANK DRAINS OR ENGINE SUMP. THE ACFT WAS TAXIED FOR 20 MINUTES AND A RUN-UP PERFORMED WITH NO ENGINE ROUGHNESS. TAKEOFF WAS INITIATED AND AT 450 FEET AGL THE ENGINE STOPPED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ENGINE REGAINED POWER FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS. WHEN A TURN WAS MADE THE ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A PLOWED FIELD AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.
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20001214X42858
5/1/1983CESSNA182PLONOKEARLONOKE AR 34.7839795-91.8998611
THE ENG QUIT AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A WHEAT FIELD WHILE RETURNING TO THE ARPT. THE CARB WAS FOUND FULL OF WATER. THE ACFT SALVAGE OPERATOR REPORTED FINDING A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER IN THE BLADDER-TYPE FUEL CELLS.
NONE
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20001214X42910
5/2/1983CESSNA182AMONTICELLOGAMONTICELLO GA 33.3048479-83.6832289
THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LANDING OFF ARPT AFTER A POWER LOSS AT 500-600 AGL DURING CLIMB. THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESTART. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION SHOWED 3.5 OUNCES OF WATER IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL WITH 1 OUNCE OF FUEL. THE FUEL TANKCAPS HAD GOOD SEALS BUT THE CAP SEATS WERE RUSTY PREVENTING A SECURE SEAL. THE ACFT WAS KEPT OUTDOORS. THE MAINTENANCE LOGS FOR THE ACFT INDICATED THAT THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS COMPLETED ON 5/2/81. THE PILOTS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED IN AUGUST 1982.
MINR
44
20001214X42991
5/9/1983CESSNA182PMARYSVILLECAMARYSVILLE CA 39.1457253-121.5913547
DURING THE PREVIOUS 7 MOS, THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN ONLY ABOUT 2.5 HRS & HAD BEEN PARKED OUTDOORS WHEN NOT IN USE. ANTICIPATING THE FLT, THE STUDENT PLT & HER HUSBAND HAD STARTED THE ENGINE TO MAKE SURE THE BATTERY WAS OPERATIONAL. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT REPORTED THAT PRIOR TO THE FLT, THE SUMPS WERE DRAINED & FUEL SAMPLES WERE EXAMINED, BUT NO WATER OR OTHER CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND. REPORTEDLY, THE ENG FUNCTIONED NORMALLY DURING START, TAXI & THE 'BEFORE TAKEOFF' CHECK & HAD BEEN OPERATING APRX 15 MIN BEFORE COMMENCING THE TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, WHILE CLIMBING THRU APRX 300 FT AGL, THE ENG SUDDENLY LOST POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING ROLL-OUT, THE ACFT HIT A LEVEE & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL SYS. A MECHANIC ESTIMATED OVER 1/2 PINT IN THE CARBURETOR, APRX 1 PINT DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT TANK & APRX 1/2 PINT DRAINED FROM THE LEFT TANK. THE FUEL CAP O-RINGS WERE FOUND WORN & WOULD ALLOW WATER TO SEEP THRU. ALSO, WRINKLES RISING APRX 3/8 INCH WERE FOUND IN THE BOTTOMS OF THE FUEL TANK BLADDERS.
MINR
45
20001214X43084
5/13/1983CESSNA170APRAGUEOKPRAGUE OK 35.4867368-96.6850174
WHILE TURNING TO BASE LEG FOR LANDING THE ENG QUIT. WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO REACH THE ARPT, THE PLT SELECTED ANOTHER FIELD, BUT LANDED SHORT IN ROUGH TERRAIN. A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT'S FUEL TANKS WHICH WASTRACED TO A CONTAMINATED FUEL STORAGE TANK AT THE ACFT'S HOME BASE.
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46
20001214X42999
5/16/1983CESSNA182PGARDNERKSGARDNER KS 38.8108408-94.9271868
THE ACFT WAS THROUGHLY PREFLIGHTED TO CHECK FOR WATER IN FUEL. THE ACFT HAD BEEN OUTDOORS IN RAIN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. RUN-UP AND TAXI WERE NORMAL. DURING RIGHT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT MADE A LANDING IN A FIELD AND NOSED OVER. THE ACFT FUEL FILTER AND CARBURETOR WERE FULL OF WATER FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT. THE FUEL CELLS WERE FOUND TO HAVE RIDGES AND STEPS SO HIGH THAT TRAPPED WATER WAS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE BY NORMAL PREFLIGHT METHODS. THESE CELLS WERE FACTORY INSTALLED. ALSO THE FACTORY INSTALLED ADAPTERS HAD ERODED ALLOWING WATER TO ENTER AROUND THE FUEL CAPS.
MINR
47
20001214X43128
5/18/1983CESSNA150COVINGTONTXCOVINGTON TX 32.1784832-97.2580677
AT ABOUT 400 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AVOIDING POWER LINES. THE PLT ATTRIBUTED THE ENG FAILURE TO WATER IN FUEL.
NONE
48
20001214X42868
5/22/1983CESSNA182PNASHVILLETNNASHVILLE TN 36.1626638-86.7816016
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL. AFTER THE ENGINE STOPPAGE THE PILOT SAID HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT WITH NO EFFECT. A LANDING WAS MADE IN A GRAIN FIELD STRAIGHT AHEAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT NOSED OVER. 12 OUNCES OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR.
NONE
49
20001214X43140
5/28/1983CESSNA310DECATURALDECATUR AL 34.6059253-86.9833417
THE PILOT STATED THAT JUST AFTER RETRACTING THE LANDING GEAR, THE LEFT ENGINE APPEARED TO QUIT. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED, HE ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR A ROW OF TREES. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AFTER STRIKING THE TREES. INSPECTION OF THE LEFT ENGINE REVEALED WATER IN THE GASCOLATOR AND IN BOTH SIDES OF THE FIELD INJECTOR DIAPHRAM.
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50
20001214X43311
6/16/1983CESSNA172IFORREST CITYARFORREST CITY AR 35.0081474-90.7898342
THE ACFT EXPERIENCED POWER FAILURE FROM ABOUT 20 FEET AGL DURING TAKEOFF FROM A PRIVATE GRASS STRIP. A WITNESS HEARD THEENGINE SPIT AND POP DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. HE SAID IT SOUNDED JUST LIKE HIS OLD PICKUP WHEN IT RUNS OUT OF GAS. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS EXAMINED BY A MECHANIC WHO SAID IT CONTAINED A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUEL WITH NO TRASH OR WATER. THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS 1/3 TO 1/2 FULL BUT THE RIGHT TANK HAD ONLY SEVEN QUARTS OF FUEL WITH ABOUT 6 DROPS OF WATER PRESENT. THE 7 QUARTS WERE COLLECTED BY REMOVING THE WING FROM THE ACFT BEFORE DRAINING IT. THE RESCUE PERSONNEL SAID THEY TURNED OFF THE FUEL BUT THE SELECTOR HAD BEEN ON THE RIGHT TANK WHEN THEY ARRIVED. THE OPERATORS FUEL MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE IS TO USE ONE HALF OF ONE TANK THEN SWITCH TANKS AND RUN THE OPPOSITE TANK DRY.
MINR
51
20001214X43515
6/26/1983CESSNA182BLUFKINTXLUFKIN TX 31.3345562-94.7321127
WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ENG BEGAN SURGING. ALL INSTRUMENTS HAD NORMAL INDICATIONS, EXCEPT THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE & TACHOMETER WERE VARYING AS THE ENG SURGED. THE ACFT BEGAN LOSING ALT, SO THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON A HIGHWAY. HE LANDED IN FRONT OF SEVERAL CARS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE CLOSING ON ANOTHER VEHICLE THAT HAD SLOWED DOWN AHEAD. HE TURNED OFF THE HIGHWAY TO AVOID THE VEHICLE & WENT THRU A DITCH & HIT A CHAIN LINK FENCE. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYS. AN EXAM OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THERE WERE RIDGES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE TANKS. THE FUEL CELLS WERE REMOVED & EVIDENCE WAS FOUND THAT THE RIDGES WERE ABOUT 1/8 INCH IN HEIGHT. THE FUEL CELL BLADDERS WERE ORIGINALLY INSTALLED AT THE TIME THE ACFT WAS MANUFACTURED IN 1959.
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52
20001214X44256
8/10/1983CESSNA182QPORTLANDTXPORTLAND TX 27.8772463-97.3238805
THE PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, HE HEARD A 'LOUD BANG' WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A RATTLING SOUND & A LOSS OF ENG POWER. HE HAD TAKEN OFF OVER WATER & ELECTED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN TO LAND DOWNWIND ON THE ARPT. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AT ABOUT THE MIDPOINT OF RWY 32R. UNABLE TO STOP, THE PLT APPLIED WHAT POWER WAS AVAILABLE & BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN, CLEARING CARS ON A HIGHWAY WHICH CROSSED THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 32. INSUFFICIENT POWER WAS AVAILABLE TO REMAIN AIRBORNE. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A RECENTLY PLOWED FIELD WHERE THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WAS TORN OFF & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE #6 ROCKER PIN BOSSES WERE BROKEN. A DEEP RIDGE HAD BEEN WORN IN THE INTERIOR FACE OF A BOSS BY A PREVIOUS THRUST WAS HER, & AN IMPROPER OVERSIZED WASHER HAD BEEN INSTALLED WHICH SPANNED THE WEAR AREA. ALSO, A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER WITH RUST FLAKES WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, FUEL STRAINER & RIGHT FUEL LINE.
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53
20001214X43963
8/12/1983CESSNA206PLYMOUTHFLPLYMOUTH FL 28.6937535-81.5496665
DURING THE PREVIOUS WEEK THE ACFT HAD BEEN OUTSIDE & SEVERAL HEAVY RAINSHOWERS OCCURRED. BOTH THE PLT & THE PLT-RATED PASSENGER STATED THEY DRAINED THE FUEL TANKS USING A ONE-POUND COFFEE CAN & DID NOT NOTICE ANY APPRECIABLE AMOUNT OF WATER. AFTER TAKEOFF WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH 300 FT THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT TURNED TOWARD AN AG STRIP LOCATED 1 MI SW OF THE ORLANDO NORTH ARPT. WHILE CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF THE AG STRIP THE ACFT STRUCK A PIECE OF FARM MACHINERY PARKED ATTHE END OF THE STRIP SEPARATING THE GEAR FROM THE ACFT. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL MANIFOLD VALVE & THE FUEL INJECTION CONTROLLER. DRAINING OF THE LEFT FUEL RESERVOIR REVEALED 2 QTS OF A MIXTURE OF 95% WATER & 5% FUEL. BOTH DRAIN PLUGS WERE EXTREMELY RUSTY.
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54
20001214X44338
8/24/1983CESSNA
185 SKYWAGON
PETERSBURGAKPETERSBURG AK 56.8125-132.9555556
THE ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A MARSHY AREA AND NOSED OVER AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL DURING A RIGHT TURN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED. HE MADE A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO THE THROTTLE AND THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT TURNED BACK TOWARD THE ARPT AND LANDED IN A MARSHY FIELD CLOSE TO THE RWY. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE THINKS THERE WAS WATER IN THE FUEL.
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55
20001214X45241
12/1/1983CESSNA152FAIRFIELDCAFAIRFIELD CA 38.2491956-122.0405151
AFTER TAKING OFF & WHILE CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 100 TO 300 FT, THE ENG LOST POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT IMPACTED A FENCE & A BERM, AND WENT OVER RAILROAD TRACKS, THEN CAME TO REST INVERTED IN A DITCH. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED CORROSION IN THE FUEL STRAINER. ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT FUEL TANK LINE & ABOUT 1/8 CUP OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE LEFT FUEL TANK LINE. THIS WAS THE 1ST FLT SINCE THE ENG HAD BEEN REBUILT & INSTALLED.
MINR
56
20001214X45326
12/1/1983CESSNA150KGEORGETOWNKYGEORGETOWN KY 38.2097967-84.5588311
EARLIER IN THE DAY, AN ANNUAL INSPECTION HAD BEEN COMPLETED. THERE WERE NO REFUELING FACILITIES ON THE ARPT, SO THE PLT/MECHANIC DROVE TO ANOTHER LOCATION & PURCHASED A CAN OF GASOLINE (6 GALS) WHICH HE ADDED TO THE TANKS. HE THEN STARTED THE ENG & SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A TEST FLT. AT ABOUT 1425 EST, A POTENTIAL BUYER WAS BOARDED & A DEMONSTRATION FLT WAS BEGUN. DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THE ENG BEGAN SPUTTERING. THE PLT TRIED TO RETURN TO THE RWY, BUT THE ENG LOST ALL POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. THE FUEL SYS WAS CHECKED & APPEARED TO OPERATE NORMALLY. NOTHING WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR OR FUEL SCREEN TO BLOCK THE FUEL FLOW. THE PLT SUSPECTED THAT ICE MAY HAVE FORMED IN A LOW POINT IN THE FUEL PLUMBING THAT COULD NOT BE DRAINED. HOWEVER, THE TEMP ROSE ABOVE FREEZING ABOUT 2.4 HRS BEFORE THE FLT. WATER WAS DRAINED FROM A T-FITTING THAT ACTED AS A SUMP, BUT COULD ONLY BE DRAINED BY REMOVING A PLUG.
NONE
57
20001214X45221
12/16/1983CESSNA150MSTOCKWELLINSTOCKWELL IN 40.2861763-86.7710633
THE PLT HAD BEEN WX BRIEFED & FILED A FLIGHT PLAN AT THE LAFAYETTE FSS. ABOUT 1 HR LATER HE RETURNED TO THE FSS & ASKED IF THE FSS HAD HEARD HIM CALLING ON 119.6. HE WAS ADVISED THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN HEARD. THE PLT STATED HE WOULD TRY TO CALL WHEN AIRBORNE. ON 12/20 THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN AN OPEN SNOW COVERED FIELD. THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A FAIRLY FLAT ATTITUDE WITH A LITTLE RIGHT WING LOW BUT AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED & VERTICAL SINK RATE. THE ACFT WAS MOVEDTO A HANGAR & INSPECTED. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL, BUT ICE SUBSTANCE WAS FOUND IN THE FINGER SCREEN WHICH MELTED IMMEDIATELY. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE T-DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE, WITH SIGNS OF CORROSION ON THE ALUMINUM FITTING. THE PLT HAD ONLY 1 HR FLT TIME IN THE C-150 DURING THE LAST 90 DAYS.
FATL (1)
58
20001214X45362
12/18/1983CESSNA150MBELFASTMEBELFAST ME 44.4259092-69.0064234
THE ACFT LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AND LANDED IN THE TREES. THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS SECOND SOLO FLT. THE LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED AT ABOUT 700 FT. AN ATTEMPT TO LAND ON AN OLD CLOSED RWY FAILED AND THE PLT TRIED TO GO AROUND BUT THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY AND A LANDING IN TREES RESULTED. DURING A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE GASOLATOR WAS 1/3 FULL OF WATER.
NONE
59
20001214X38915
1/29/1984CESSNA150MFARIBAULTMNFARIBAULT MN 44.2949636-93.268827
THE ACFT LANDED IN A SNOW COVERED FIELD FOLLOWING A PARTIAL POWER LOSS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE PERFORMED A PREFLIGHT WHICH INCLUDED CHECKING THE FUEL FOR CONTAMINATION. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE GASCOLATOR AND ICEIN THE FUEL LINES NEAR THE BELLY DRAIN.
MINR
60
20001214X38815
2/14/1984CESSNA172CHARITONIACHARITON IA 41.0199996-93.3140985
THE ACFT LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AND WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A MUDDY FIELD. THE CFI SAID HE EXAMINED THE FUEL IN A SIGHTGLASS AFTER REFUELING THE ACFT AND DID NOT NOTICE ANY WATER IN THE FUEL. LATER EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT BY FAA SHOWED WATER IN THE FUEL FILTER AND TANKS. 4 INCHES OF WATER WAS FOUND IN THE AIRPORT STORAGE TANK USED TO FUEL THE ACFT.
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61
20001214X38782
2/16/1984CESSNA150FFOLSOM LAKECAFOLSOM LAKE CA 38.7292081-121.1194841
ABOUT 10 MIN AFTER DEPARTURE A TOTAL POWER LOSS WAS EXPERIENCED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. DUE TO ROUGH UNSUITABLE TERRAIN THE PLT ELECTED TO DITCH IN A NEARBY LAKE. UPON RECOVERY OF THE ACFT ABOUT 1 GAL OF FUEL AND 5 GALS OF WATER WERE FOUND IN EACH FUEL TANK. DURING THE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION THE PILOT NOTED FUEL GAGE INDICATIONS OF ONE FOURTH FULL IN ONE TANK AND SLIGHTLY LESS IN THE OTHER. NO EFFORT WAS MADE TO CONFIRM THIS FUEL LOAD; THE PLT THOUGHT HE HAD A TOTAL OF 7 GALS OF FUEL. 3.5 GALS WERE UNUSABLE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD CONSUMED ONE BEER PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE FACILITY THAT RECOVERED THE ACFT SUCCESSFULLY RAN THE ENGINE.
MINR
62
20001214X38834
2/25/1984CESSNA182GBRANDONFLBRANDON FL 27.937801-82.2859247
THE ACFT HAD BEEN PARKED FOR ABOUT 2 MOS WITH A PARTIAL FUEL LOAD. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, 40 GAL OF AUTO FUEL WAS ADDED & BOTH WING TANK SUMPS & THE GASCOLATOR WERE DRAINED WITH ONLY A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF WATER FOUND. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS ABOUT HALF FULL OF WATER & WATER WAS FOUND IN THE LINE FROM THE GASCOLATOR TO THE CARBURETOR. INSPECTION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED WRINKLES 0R RIDGES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RUBBER CELLS, SUFFICIENT TO TRAP WATER & KEEP IT FROM FLOWING TO THE TANK SUMPS FOR NORMAL DRAINING. THE FUEL CELLS HAD BEEN INSTALLED ON 12/15/78 & THE PLT WAS AWARE OF THE WRINKLES. AUTO FUEL WAS APPROVED FOR USE IN THIS ACFT PER STC.
MINR
63
20001214X39170
2/26/1984CESSNA182PREDDINGCAREDDING CA 40.5865396-122.3916754
THE TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE FUEL. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR ASSEMBLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD DRAINED 4 TO 5 GALS OF FUEL FROM EACH TANK FINDING NO WATER DURING THE MONTH PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT. PRIOR TO THIS FLT FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE ENGINE DRAIN AS WELL AS BOTH WING TANK DRAINS AND NO WATER WAS FOUND.
MINR
64
20001214X39578
4/28/1984CESSNA182PCINNCINATIOHCINNCINATI OH 39.1031182-84.5120196
THE ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING AFTER A TOTAL POWER LOSS. ON THE LANDING FLARE THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR CAUGHT THE EDGE OF A SAND TRAP & SHEARED OFF. APPROXIMATELY 8 OUNCES OF WATER WERE DRAINED FROM THE SUMPS & CARBURETOR. THE ENGINE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY STARTED & RAN SMOOTHLY AT LOW RPMS.
NONE
65
20001214X39513
5/12/1984CESSNATU206FSTRASBURGCOSTRASBURG CO 39.7383163-104.3232924
DURING THE TAKEOFF PHASE OF A TOUCH-&-GO, THE ENG QUIT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT LANDED BACK ON THE RWY BUT THE ACFT RAN-OFF THE END COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. EVIDENCE OF WATER CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE FUEL SYSTEM. 1/2 OF LIQUID DRAINED FROM MAIN FUEL STRAINER WAS WATER. THE BLADDER FUEL CELLS HAD RIDGES FROM 1/2 TO 1-1/2 INCHES HIGH.
NONE
66
20001214X39759
5/14/1984CESSNA190ST. ANNEILST. ANNE IL 41.0229518-87.7181619
THE PLT STATED THAT DURING HIS 2ND TAKEOFF FROM A RESTRICTED LANDING AREA, THE ENG HESITATED AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 10 FT AGL. HE THEN ABORTED THE TAKEOFF & TRIED TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RWY. HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A PLOWED FIELD WHERE IT NOSED OVER. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT FUEL TANK BLADDER CONTAINED WRINKLES. FLUID, INCLUDING WATER, WAS FOUND TRAPPED BETWEEN THE WRINKLES. ALSO, A MIXTURE OF WATER & 100LL FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR.
NONE
67
20001214X39955
6/11/1984CESSNA150LCORONACACORONA CA 33.8752935-117.5664384
THE PLT STATED THAT THE 'ENGINE QUIT DURING THE SECOND TAKEOFF AFTER MAKING A TOUCH AND GO.' THE PLT NEGOTIATED A 180 DEG TURN & ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON THE AIRPORT 'SERVICE ROAD'; A TRUCK, HOWEVER, ENTERED THE SERVICE ROAD & THE PLT WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A PARKING LOT. THE LANDING WAS DOWNWIND & THE ACFT COULD NOT BE STOPPED PRIOR TO COLLIDING WITH THE FENCE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG/FUEL SYSTEM DISCLOSED THAT THE #4 LOWER SPARK PLUG DID NOT FIRE DUE TO A CRACKED INSULATOR. FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR BOWL; THE BOWL ALSO CONTAINED MINOR WATER DEPOSITS AND OTHER CONTAMINATES. THE VENT ON THE LEFT FUEL TANK CAP WAS PLUGGED.
NONE
68
20001214X40388
7/4/1984CESSNAA185FTALKEETNAAKTALKEETNA AK 62.3209046-150.1066221
INVESTIGATORS FOUND PURE WATER IN THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM. THE PILOT REFUELED THE ACFT FROM A 55 GAL BARREL AND DESPITE WARNINGS FROM A MECHANIC, THE PLT DID NOT FILTER THE FUEL. THE FLOAT PLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN A RIVER AND NOSED OVER ONTO THE SHORE FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF POWER.
NONE
69
20001214X40482
7/6/1984CESSNA172CUBAMOCUBA MO 38.0628225-91.4034833
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT HAD BEEN PARKED OUTDOORS AND NOT FLOWN FOR SIX MONTHS AND ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE PLT DID NOTHING EXCEPT ADD 10 GALLONS OF FUEL TO THE ACFT TANKS. THE ACFT ENGINE QUIT WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 100 FT AGL. A FAA INSPECTOR FOUND WATER IN THE FUEL TANKS AND SYSTEM. THE ACFT WAS OUT OF DATE ON AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE PLT DID NOT OBTAIN A FERRY PERMIT.
MINR
70
20001214X40489
7/19/1984CESSNA206COLD FOOTAKCOLD FOOT AK 67.2524398-150.1771514
THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT FUEL SYSTEM WAS EXAMINED BY AN FAA INSPECTOR. THE FUEL/AIR SCREEN WAS FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH DIRT. THE INJECTOR SCREEN AND THE MAIN FUEL STRAINER WAS CONTAMINED WITH BOTH DIRT AND WATER. THE RT WING PUMP DRAIN HAD DIRT IN THE VALVE. BOTH FUEL RESERVOIRS WERE CONTAMINED WITH DIRT AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER.
NONE
71
20001214X40714
8/5/1984CESSNAR182ROMEGAROME GA 34.257038-85.1646726
THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS DURING TAKEOFF. THE GROUND WAS SOFT FROM RAIN AND THE NOSE GEAR FAILED AT THE FORK AS IT DUG INTO THE DIRT. THE PLTS SAID THAT BEFORE TAKEOFF THEY HAD CHECKED FOR WATER IN THE FUEL FROM BOTH WING SUMPS AND GASCOLATOR. THE ACFT WAS LAST SERVICED ABOUT 2 WKS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THE ACFT HAD BEEN LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN SINCE. AN FAA INSPECTOR DRAINED 8 OZ OF WATER FROM THE GASCOLATOR BOWL AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM LATER FOUND WATER IN THE RIGHT TANK AND THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE DRAIN. THE LEFT FUEL CAP LEAKED WHEN WATER WAS POURED ON IT WHILE INSTALLED.THE OWNER STATED THAT AN AD AGAINST THE FUEL SYSTEM OF THIS ACFT HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH BECAUSE THE MAX HOURS ALLOWED FOR COMPLIANCE HAD NOT BEEN USED.
NONE
72
20001214X40550
8/17/1984CESSNAA188BOLTONTXOLTON TX 34.1834142-102.1346258
A TTL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD DURING WHICH THE ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH. THE RIGHT WING AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR WERE TORN FROM THE ACFT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE LINES TO THE ENGINE. 8 OZ OF FLUID WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL STRAINER. 6 OZ OF WHICH WAS WATER AND 2 OZ OF FUEL.
NONE
73
20001214X41026
9/13/1984CESSNA140LIVERPOOLTXLIVERPOOL TX 29.2949612-95.2788231
AT APRX 900 FT AGL THE ENG LOST POWER AND THE PLT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN THE UNIMPROVED TERRAIN. AT TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT STRUCK TREES AND A DIRT ENBANKMENT NOSING OVER INVERTED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE GASCOLATOR AS WELL AS THE LEFT FUEL TANK. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, IT WAS NECESSARY TO SUMP THE LEFT WING TANK 3 TIMES BEFORE A GOOD FUEL SAMPLE WAS OBTAINED. THE PLT FURTHER REPORTED THAT THE ACFT LEFT MAIN GEAR WAS IN A DEPRESSION CAUSING THE OUTBOARD SECTION OF THE TANK TO BE LOWER THAN THE SUMP DRAIN AND ENG PICK-UP LINE.
NONE
74
20001214X41367
10/3/1984CESSNA150LSO.CHARLESTONWV
SO.CHARLESTON WV
38.3618076-81.687829
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WHILE ON THE BASE LEG AT 900 FT AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. PLT STATED ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE FAILED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING APCH THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND A HIGH TENSION WIRE. THE ACFT SPUN AROUND 180 DEG AND CAME TO REST ON A LUMBER PILE IN A RESIDENTIAL YARD. THE PLT STATED FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL TANK SUMPS BEFORE TAKEOFF. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE FUEL STRAINER WAS 1/2 FULL OF WATER.
NONE
75
20001214X41590
11/23/1984CESSNA172PWAUKEGANILWAUKEGAN IL 42.3636331-87.8447938
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF POWER DURING TAKEOFF. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY A LOSS OF POWER HAD OCCURED DURING A TEST FLT WHICH WAS VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE POWER LOSS EXPERIENCED DURING THIS ACCIDENT ONLY THE PLT HAD SUFFICIENT ALT TO EXECUTE A 180 DEG TURN AND LAND BACK ON THE RWY. AFTER THIS FLT HEET (DRY ICE) WAS ADDED TO EACH FUEL TANK. ANALYSIS OF THE LIQUID DRAINED FROM THE ACFT FOLLOWING THE ACC REVEALED A MIXTURE OF WATER AND METHANOL. METHANOL IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF HEET. THE ACFT ENG & CARB WERE TESTED & OPERATED NORMALLY.
NONE
76
20001214X41790
12/1/1984CESSNA175BASTROPLABASTROP LA 32.7562463-91.8723497
PLT STATED THAT ON PREFLIGHT A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM EACH WING TANK. ALSO, THE MAIN FUEL STRAINER WAS DRAINED AND FUEL TANKS WERE TOPPED OFF (17 GALS ADDED). AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL ON INITIAL CLIMB, THE ENGINE QUIT AND RESTART ATTEMPTS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. A FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE REASON FOR ENGINE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO BE WATER IN THE FUEL.
MINR
77
20001214X41735
12/1/1984CESSNA150CISCOTXCISCO TX 32.3881861-98.9792336
WHILE MANEUVERING IN THE BOTTOM OF A CANYON SEARCHING FOR A LOST CHILD A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER WAS EXPERIENCED. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND THE GROUND COMING TO REST INVERTED AFTER NOSING OVER IN THE UNIMPROVED TERRAIN. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE ACFT HAD BEEN STANDING FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITH LESS THAN FULL FUEL TANKS. DUE TO PRESSURE TO INITIATE THE AERIAL SEARCH HE DID NOT CHECK FOR WATER IN THE FUEL. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECH MALFUNCTIONS.
NONE
78
20001214X41896
12/4/1984CESSNA182JCHAMPAIGNILCHAMPAIGN IL 40.1164204-88.2433829
N2910F, NOSED OVER IN A FIELD AFTER ENGINE FAILURE DURING INITIAL CLIMB ON A BIANNUAL FLIGHT REVIEW. WHEN THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED FOLLOWING THE ACC, A TWO INCH ICICLE WAS FOUND IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RT FUEL TANK LOCATED AT THE FUEL LINE CONNECTION. THE FUEL FROM BOTH TANKS WAS DRAINED INTO A CONTAINER & ABOUT ONE-HALK CUP OF WATER WAS IN THE FUEL. A 'RIPPLE' ABOUT 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH IN HEIGHT WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK.
NONE
79
20001214X41865
12/6/1984CESSNA172CCRESWELLORCRESWELL OR 43.9179023-123.0245261
AT ALT OF APRX 100 FT AGL ENGINE QUIT. WITNESS STATED ACFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT THEN TO THE LEFT BEFORE NOSING DOWN INTO THE GROUND. INSPECTION REVEALED ICE CRYSTALS ON THE LEFT WING WHERE THE FUEL TANK RUPTURED AND FUEL WAS LEAKING. WITNESS STATED ICE CRYSTALS WERE ON THE GROUND WHERE THE FUEL WAS LEAKING A FEW DROPS OF WATER WERE FOUND IN THE ENGINE QUICK DRAIN. WING TANK FUEL DRAINS CONTAINED NO WATER. AREA AROUND BOTH FUEL CAPS WAS RUSTY AND THE CAP SEALS SHOWED RUST MARKS. PLT STATED LEFT FUEL TANK COULD NOT BE FILLED BECAUSE IT LEAKED. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MECHANICAL COULD BE FOUND.
MINR
80
20001214X41899
12/17/1984CESSNA337BUTLERKYBUTLER KY 38.7864569-84.3696594
PILOT REPORTED REAR ENG FAILURE FOLLOWED BY FRONT ENGINE. EXAMINATION OF WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THAT FUEL WAS IN RIGHT FUEL SYSTEM, NO FUEL WAS LOCATED IN LEFT INBOARD SYSTEM. WATER WAS FOUND IN BOTH ENGINE FUEL FLOW DIVIDERS. IT WAS NOT DETERMINED IF THE PILOT OPERATED THE CROSSFEED POSITION THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT.
SERS
81
20001214X41868
12/19/1984CESSNA402B TSTONOPAHNVTONOPAH NV 38.069211-117.2305861
WHILE CRUISING AT 1600 FT MSL ON TOP OF CLOUDS, A LOSS OF POWER IN THE LEFT ENG OCCURRED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG, BUT WAS UNABLE. HE FEATHER THE ENG WHILE DIVERTING TO TONOPATH, NV. THE ACFT WOULD NOT MAINTAIN ALT USING 1 ENG. THE LAST REPORTED WX AT TONOPAH WAS 400 FT BROKEN, 800 FT OVERCAST. OVER TONOPAH, THE PLT MADE A DESCENDING SPIRAL IN IMC. DURING THE DESCENT, ICING CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED. THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AT ABOUT 400 FT AGL (AT NIGHT), BUT THE PLT COULD NOT SEE THE ARPT. HE STILL COULD NOT MAINTAIN ALT & MADE A FORCED LANDING WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. AN EXAM OF THE LEFT ENG REVEALED NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. AN EXAM OF THE LEFT FUEL SELECTOR BOWL REVEALED SIGNS OF MICROBIOLOGICAL GROWTH. ALSO, THERE WAS HEAVY MICROBIOLOGICAL GROWTH ON THE LEFT FUEL FILTER. WATER & MICROBIOLOGICAL GROWTH WERE FOUND IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK. STC SA117NW REQUIRED THE ADDITION OF ANTI-ICING & ANTI-BIOLOGICAL ADDITIVES TO THE FUEL. NO ADDIVTUE WAS USED AT THE PREVIOUS REFUELING.
NONE
82
20001214X35496
1/5/1985CESSNA182PEL MONTECAEL MONTE CA 34.0686206-118.0275667
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT AN ALT OF APRX 300 FT AGL, A TTL LOSS OF PWR WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA BUT UPON REALIZING THE AREA WAS TOO CONGESTED, THE ACFT WAS INTENTIONALLY LANDED IN A LARGE TREE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL TANKS AND IN THE CARBURETOR FUEL LINE.
NONE
83
20001214X35719
2/13/1985CESSNA150WESTVILLEFLWESTVILLE FL 30.7746326-85.8516005
SHORTLY AFTER REACHING A CRUISE ALT OF 2500 FT MSL A TOTAL LOSS OF PWR WAS EXPERIENCED. PLT STATED HE WAS ABLE TO MOMENTARILY RESTART THE ENG 2 OR 3 TIMES DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT BUT THAT IT WOULD FAIL. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN A SOFT FIELD. EXAMINATION DISCLOSED WATER IN THE FUEL STRAINER. PLT STATED THE ACFT WAS REFUELED WITH LOW LEAD AUTOMOTIVE FUEL FROM DRUMS JUST PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT.
NONE
84
20001214X35921
3/3/1985CESSNA182FREDERICKMDFREDERICK MD 39.4142688-77.4105409
DURING CRUISE FLT AT 7500 FT THE RPM STARTED TO DECREASE UNTIL THE PLT STATED THAT 'IT WAS JUST LIKE YOU RAN OUT OF GAS.' THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A WOODEN PWRLINE POLE DURING THE NIGHT FORCED LNDG AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED ABOUT 20 GALLONS OF RED AVGAS IN THE RT TANK AND 1 GALLON IN THE LEFT TANK. APRX 3 OZS OF LIQUID WERE DRAINED FROM THE CARB WHICH ANALYSIS CONCLUDED THE MAJORITY OF IT TO BE WATER. MAINTENANCE RECORDS REVEALED THAT WING TANK SUMP DRAINS HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN MAY OF 1983 AND AND THE AD DEALING WITH WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM CAUSED BY WRINKLES/FOLDS IN THE TANK BLADDERS HAD BEEN SIGNED OFF IN SEPTEMBER 1984. THE MECHANIC THAT PERFORMED THE WORK WAS CONTACTED AND STATED HE FOUND NO WRINKLES THAT WOULD JUSTIFY INSTALLATION OF THE CESSNA DRAIN KIT DESCRIBED IN SERVICE LETTER SE84-9. EXAMINATION OF THE BLADDER TANKS REVEALED WRINKLES/FOLDS IN THE VICINITY OF BOTH OUTLETS FEEDING FUEL TO THE ENG.
SERS
85
20001214X35994
3/15/1985CESSNA305EMCKINNEYTXMCKINNEY TX 33.1983388-96.6389342
THE ENGINE QUIT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT LANDED IN SOFT TERRAIN (MUDDY FIELD) AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED FINDING 1/2 CUP OF WATER IN THE FUEL TANK AND GASCOLATOR.
NONE
86
20001214X35837
3/22/1985CESSNAP337HLEESBURGFLLEESBURG FL 28.810823-81.8778582
ON THE MORNING OF 3/22/85, THE PLT ARRIVED AT THE LEESBURG MUNI ARPT TO PICK UP AN ACFT THAT HAD BEEN PAINTED. APRX 4 WEEKS EARLIER, THE ACFT HAD BEEN FERRIED THERE FOR THE PAINT JOB. THE PLT SAID THAT DURING TAKEOFF, BOTH ENGS LOST POWER AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL & HE TRIED TO TURN BACK TO THE ARPT. SEVERAL WITNESSES SAID THAT THEY SAW THE ACFT TURNING IN A NOSE HI ATTITUDE, THEN IT SPUN INTO TREES. AN EXAM OF THE CRASH SITE REVEALED THAT THE ACFT WAS IN A STEEP DESCENT WHEN IT CRASHED. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FRONT & REAR GASCOLATORS & FUEL INJECTION MANIFOLD VALVES. BOTH OUTBOARD SCUPPER DRAINS WERE CLOGGED WITH DIRT. ALSO, BOTH FUEL CAPS WERE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE & WOULD ALLOW WATER TO LEAK INTO THE TANKS.
SERS
87
20001214X35857
3/24/1985CESSNA182LFALMOUTHKYFALMOUTH KY 38.6767372-84.3302142
DURING FLT IN IMC CONDITIONS AT 9000 FT MSL, THE PLT NOTED A LOSS OF AIRSPEED INDICATIONS. HE REQUESTED & RECEIVED CLEARANCE TO DESCEND. DURING THE DESCENT, HE ELECTED TO DIVERT & RECEIVED VECTORS FOR A NEARBY ARPT. HOWEVER, WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO LEVEL OFF, THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO THE ENG. HE WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO AN ARPT & SUBSEQUENTLY WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A WOODED AREA. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ON STEEP TERRAIN. AN INVESTIGATIONREVEALED THE SURFACE TEMP & DUE POINT WERE 50 & 38 DEG, RESPECTIVELY, THUS THE TEMP AT 9000 FT WOULD HAVE BEEN AT OR NEAR FREEZING. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, CARB ICING CONDITIONS WERE PROBABLE DURING THE DESCENT FROM 9000 TO 3000 FT. ALSO, WATER WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR, BUT NO OTHER PREIMPACT PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.
SERS
88
20001214X36230
4/1/1985CESSNA210SALT LAKE CITYUT
SALT LAKE CITY UT
40.7607793-111.8910474
ON APRIL 1, 1985, A CESSNA 210 WITH MEXICAN REGISTRY, XBCKE,PILOTED BY A MEXICAN NATIONAL, LOST ENGINE POWER AND LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AT SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THE FLIGHT HAD DEPATED THE GRAND CANYON AZ AIRPORT. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT 3 1/2 QTS OF FUEL WAS IN THE LEFT TANK. THE RIGHT TANK WAS 1/2 FULL NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ENGINE FUEL LINES. THE PLT STATED HE FOUND THE FUEL GAUGES WERE NEVER ACCURATE. HE DID NOT REFUEL TO FILL THE ACFT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF BUT ESTIMATED 60 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT . THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE RT TANK AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT DID NOT STATE WHEN THE SELECTOR WAS USED OR TO WHAT POSITION DURING THE FLT. ONLYTHE MAGS AND BOOST PUMPS WERE MENTIONED IN THE PLTS WRITTEN ACTIVITIES PERFORMED DURING THE INTERVAL FROM 'RECOGNIZED' LOSS OF PWR BY THE PLT TO THE LANDING SHORT OF THE RWY. NO MALFUNCTIONS OR DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THE FUEL WAS CHECKED FOR WATER OR CONTAMINENTS & NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY WAS SEEN.
MINR
89
20001214X36371
5/27/1985Cessna152GODDARDKSGODDARD KS 37.6641152-97.5749762
ON A FINAL LEG OF A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ENG OF THE ACFT BEGAN TO FAULTER FINALLY QUITTING A FEW MINUTES LATER. THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING RESULTED IN THE ACFT NOSING OVER. AN INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED A RESIDUAL AMT OF FUEL IN THE WING FUEL TANKS. ADDITIONAL INSPECTION OF THE ENG SYSTEMS REVEALED A QUANTITY OF WATER WITHIN THE CARBURETOR FUEL BOWL. THE PLT REPORTEDLY ENCOUNTERED A SIMULAR ENG FAULTERING ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE X-COUNTRY FLT. A GREATER FUEL QUANTITY WAS AVAILABLE ON THIS EARLIER LEG, AND NO TOTAL LOSS OF PWR WAS EXPERIENCED.
MINR
90
20001214X36629
6/16/1985CESSNA150GIRARDTXGIRARD TX 33.3623119-100.6628975
THE PLT STATED HE HAD JUST BUZZED A FRIEND'S HOUSE WHEN THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH. HE WAS MAKING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A COUNTRY ROAD WHEN A WING DROPPED AND DRUG ON THE SIDE OF THE ADJACENT DITCH. THE ACFT SPUN AROUND 180 DEGS,SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PLT ATTRIBUTED THE MALFUNCTION TO WATER CONTAMINATION.
NONE
91
20001214X37143
7/10/1985CESSNAA-185FELMENDORF AFBAK
ELMENDORF AFB AK
61.2536352-149.8112528
IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A LAKE THE ACFT STALLED, DID A HALF SPIN & NOSED INTO THE WATER. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING ACFT NOSE PITCHING UP & DOWN & WINGS WOBBLING JUST PRIOR TO THE STALL. THIS WAS PLT'S FIRST FLT IN THIS TYPE ACFT WITHOUT AN INSTRUCTOR. THE ACFT WAS HEAVILY LOADED WITH PASSENGERS & FISHING GEAR. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, HE ADJUSTED THE RPM TO CLIMB PWR THEN ADJUSTED THE FLAPS WHICH WAS THE ORDER IN WHICH HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. THE ACFT FLT MANUAL SAYS TO ADJUST FLAPS FIRST THEN PWR.
MINR
92
20001214X36963
7/25/1985CESSNA172LAWTEYFLLAWTEY FL 30.0441284-82.0717733
THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR TWO YEARS. DURING THE PREFLT INSPECTON, THE FUEL SUMPS WERE DRAINED REPEATEDLY & EACH TIME, A QUANTITY OF WATER WAS OBSERVED IN THE COLLECTED FUEL SAMPLE. APRX 30 MINS AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG FAILED & A FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK SOME BUSHES & ACFT VEERED INTO A ROADSIDE DITCH & FLIPPED INVERTED. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYS REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF WATER & OTHER FOREIGN MATTER IN THE SYS.
NONE
93
20001214X37569
8/12/1985CESSNA150MMCALLENTXMCALLEN TX 26.2034071-98.2300124
THE ACFT LOST ENG PWR WHILE ON DOWNWIND FOR RWY 12. THE PLT WAS CLEARED TO LAND ON ANY RWY AND HE CHOSE RWY 36. (THE SOUTH END OF THIS RWY JOINS RWY 13 AT MIDFIELD). HOWEVER, A STRONG TAIL WIND PREVAILED AND THE ACFT WAS HIGH AND FAST. IT TOUCHED DOWN ON RWY 36, BOUNCED, OVERSHOT THE RWY, AND HIT THREE PALM TREES BEFORE COMING TO REST IN AN AUTOMOBILE PARKING LOT 300 FT BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 36. THE ACFT REPORTEDLY HAD SAT IDLE FOR ABOUT 15 MONTHS BEFORE ITS RECENT PURCHASE BY THE PRESENT OWNERS. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT'S FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED CONTAMINATION BY WATER AND A SOFT CHALKY LIKE UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE WHICH HAD BLOCKED SOME OF THE FUEL PASSAGES IN THE ACFT'S CARBURETOR.
NONE
94
20001214X37510
8/20/1985CESSNA182PHOLLY GROVEVAHOLLY GROVE VA 37.7956995-77.8144382
AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT LOST PWR APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET AGL. THE PLT ADDED CARBURETOR HEAT AND TURNED THE ACFT BACK TOWARDS GVM SPRING AIRPORT, GUM SPRING, VIRGINIA, BUT AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS EXECUTED IN A SHORT PASTURE, APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS SHORT OF THE RWY. UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT'S NOSEWHEEL SUNK IN MUD AND THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER, COMING TO REST INVERTED. APPROXIMATELY 10-12 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN GUM SPRING, VIRGINIA DURING THE TWO DAYS PRIORTO THE ACCIDENT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED AN APPROXIMATE 75 PEERCENT WATER CONTENT IN THE TWO CUPS OF FUEL DRAINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
NONE
95
20001214X37932
9/29/1985CESSNA208JENKINSBURGGAJENKINSBURG GA 33.3245628-84.0357465
AS THE PLT & 16 JUMPERS DEPTD ON A SKYDIVING FLT, THE ENG LOST PWR AT APRX 300' AGL. THE ACFT THEN BANKED STEEPLY LEFT, SPIRALED IN A STEEP NOSE DWN ATTITUDE & CRASHED. AN EXAM REVEALED FUEL IN THE TANKS WAS CONTAMINATED WITH WTR & FOREIGN MATERIAL WITH THE APPEARANCE OF BROWN ALGAE. MILKY FLUID (APRX 65% JET FUEL & 34% WTR) WAS FND IN THE ENG FUEL CONTROL, AS WELL AS IRON CONTAMINANTS. DARK STRINGY MATERIAL WAS FND IN THE FUEL FILTERS. THE ACFT HAD BEEN REFUELED FM 55 GAL DRUMS WHICH CONTAINED CONTAMINATED FUEL. THE DRUMS WERE STORED UPRIGHT & RAIN WATER COULD LEAK THRU THE FILLER CAPS. N551CC HAD A HISTORY OF FUEL CONTAMINATION WHICH ON OCCASIONS CAUSED THE FUEL BYPASS INDICATOR TO DISPLAY. RPRTDLY, THE STALL WARNING CIRCUIT BRKR HAD BEEN DISENGAGED ON OTHER OCCASIONS, SO AS NOT TO STARTLE THE JUMPERS; HOWEVER, DUE TO DMG, ITS PREIMPACT PSN COULD NOT BE VERIFIED. ACFT WAS ESTD TO BE 370 LBS OVR ITS MAX WT LMT & 1' FWD OF THE CG LMT. THE9 PAX SEATS HAD BEEN RMVD TO HAUL UP TO 18 JUMPERS. PAX SEAT BELTS WERE NOT USED. LACK OF FAA SURVEILLANCE WAS NOTED.
FATL (17)
96
20001214X38020
10/16/1985CESSNA206TANANAAKTANANA AK 65.1719444-152.0788889
WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ENG LOST POWER, SO THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A GRAVEL BAR. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST IN WATER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SUMPS & LINES WERE FROZEN & THERE WAS ICE IN THE FUEL PUMP.
NONE
97
20001214X38146
10/19/1985CESSNA172 MHOUSTONTXHOUSTON TX 29.7604267-95.3698028
THE ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A GOLF COURSE AND NOSED OVER AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING TAKEOFF. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE GASCOLATOR WAS FULL OF WATER AND THE CARBURETOR CONTAINED 25 PERCENT WATER. NO OTHER DISCREPANCIES IN EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND.
MINR
98
20001214X38353
12/7/1985CESSNA150JTEMPLETXTEMPLE TX 31.0982344-97.342782
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING ON SOFT TERRAIN FOLLOWING A TOTAL LOSS OF ENG PWR. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG QUIT WHILE ON A 45 DEG ENTRY TO THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR RWY 15. THE PLT THEN ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG AND MANEUVER THE ACFT TOWARD RWY 02 TO LAND. DUE TO LOW AIRSPEED AND TREES NEAR THE RWY, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND IN A FIELD WHERE THE ACFT NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT AND ENG REVEALED WATER WAS PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE PLT REPORTED THE FUEL WAS CHECKED FOR CONTAMINATION DURING THE PRE-FLT AND NONE WAS FOUND.
NONE
99
20001214X38421
12/26/1985CESSNA172KINGS MOUNTAINNC
KINGS MOUNTAIN NC
35.2451342-81.3411942
THE ACFT HAD BEEN MOORED ON AN OPEN RAMP IN EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERTURES. DURING PREFLIGHT THE PLT FOUND THAT THE FUEL STRAINER DRAIN WOULD NOT CLOSE AND ONE WING TANK DRAIN WOULD NOT OPEN. A MECHANIC ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THE LEAKING STRAINER BUT COULD NOT STOP FUEL FROM FLOWING BY USE OF THE SELECTOR VALVE. A PLUG WAS PLACED IN THE STRAINER TO MINIMIZE THE LEAK AND THE PLT DECIDED TO FLY TO HIS HOMEBASE TO MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS. ABOUT 15 MINUTES INTO THE FLT, THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER REQUIRING A FORCED LANDING. INSPECTION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM INDICATED THE PRESENCE OF WATER IN THE SELECTOR VALVE.
MINR
100
20001214X38407
12/26/1985CESSNA150FTULSAOKTULSA OK 36.1539816-95.992775
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. THE PLT STATED 'QUITE ABIT' OF WATER WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL SYSTEM DURING PREFLIGHT. APRX 10 TO 15 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG BEGAN TO SPUTTER AND EVENTUALLY QUIT.THE NOSE WHEEL CONTACTED A DIRT BANK DURING THE FORCED LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN THE ACFT NOSING OVER.
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