Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Indian Creek Usfs Airport

Stibnite, Idaho 83677
Thursday, August 7, 1986 12:20 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT EXECUTED A STEEP, REDUCED POWER DESCENT INTO THE DESTINATION AIRSTRIP. HE THEN REPORTED THAT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE THE RATE OF DESCENT WITH A POWER APPLICATION, THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WITH THE POWERPLANT AND THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THE PILOT HAD APPLIED POWER NOR CLEARED THE ENGINE DURING THE DESCENT. THE LONG, POWER OFF DESCENT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE COLD SOAKED THE ENGINE RESULTING IN POOR ENGINE RESPONSE DURING THE RETURN OF POWER. THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO INSURE SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE APPROACH AND/OR RAISE THE GEAR AFTER THE POWER LOSS RESULTED IN THE AIRCRAFT LANDING SHORT OF THE INTENDED RUNWAY. HIS UNFAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRSTRIP AND ITS ASSOCIATED MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AS WELL AS THE HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTED TO THE AIRCRAFT LANDING SHORT.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date8/7/1986 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1220 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CitySTIBNITE  
Event StateIDAHO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site83677  
Event Date Year1986 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportINDIAN CREEK USFS  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDS81  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation4701 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1300 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)262 
Weather Observation Facility IDMYL  
Elevation of weather observation facility5023 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)43 
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height7000 
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) 45 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)23 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)180 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 10 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
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)963 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateAug 7 1986 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1415 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information31314 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:14AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN7459E 
NTSB NumberSEA86LA196  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model210  
Aircraft Series Identifier210  
Aircraft Serial Number57159  
Certified Max Gross Weight2900 
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 gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours3085 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name  
Aircraft Owner Street Address  
Aircraft Owner City  
Aircraft Owner State  
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameRICHARD A. FENSTER  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address6620 PICKFORD LANE  
Operator CityLAS VEGAS  
Operator StateNV 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code89109  
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 EventNo 
Departure Airport Code1U1  
Departure CityMOOSE CREEK  
Departure StateID 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1115 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeS81  
Destination CityINDIAN CREEK  
Destination StateID 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location4  
Runway Length5000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--