Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Poe's Airport

Conway, Arkansas 72032
Thursday, March 4, 1999 17:30 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The airplane impacted terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power while on final approach. The student pilot reported that when he advanced the throttle, the engine 'sputtered, and then quit.' The pilot executed a forced landing, during which the airplane contacted trees and came to rest inverted. The pilot stated that he believed the loss of engine power was a result of carburetor icing. The temperature and dewpoint at the time of the accident were conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power. The position of the carburetor heat control during the approach could not be determined, since attempts to contact the pilot subsequent to an initial telephone interview were unsuccessful.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The total loss of engine power due to carburetor ice. Factors were the weather condition conducive to the formation of carburetor ice and the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/4/1999 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1730 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityCONWAY  
Event StateARKANSAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site72032  
Event Date Year1999 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportPOE'S AIRPORT  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDAR88 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation295 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1753 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)120 
Weather Observation Facility IDLIT  
Elevation of weather observation facility260 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)20 
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height25000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)15 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)140 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)14 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)395 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)426 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateMar 4 1999 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1751 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 12 2000 11:26AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN8645T 
NTSB NumberFTW99LA089  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model182C  
Aircraft Series Identifier182C  
Aircraft Serial Number52545  
Certified Max Gross Weight2650 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameSKYDANCE INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address4603 ASHER AVENUE  
Aircraft Owner CityLITTLE ROCK  
Aircraft Owner StateAR 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode72204  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeAR88 
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1600 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location11  
Runway Length2700 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--