Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Sunday, May 27, 1984 19:20 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
ACFT HAD POWER LOSS AT 2500 MSL 5 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING THE LNDG ROLL. EXAMINATION OF ACFT DISCLOSED THAT THE MIXTURE CONTROL CABLE SEPARATED FROM THE ARM AT THE ENGINE WHERE IT HAD BEEN OVER TIGHTENED WITH A SECURING BOLT.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date5/27/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1920 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityFORT WORTH  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site76102  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1951 Central Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)340 
Weather Observation Facility IDFTW  
Elevation of weather observation facility710 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)10 
Time Zone of the weather observationCDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height5000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)35 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)16 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)200 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
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)1425 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information25228 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN30144 
NTSB NumberFTW84LA246  
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 Model177  
Aircraft Series Identifier177  
Aircraft Serial Number17701076  
Certified Max Gross Weight2275 
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 InspectionNov 23 1983 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection11 
Airframe Hours1269 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NamePAUL R. PRENTICE  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1884 TRAIL RIDGE  
Aircraft Owner CityLEWISVILLE  
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode75067  
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 EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeF72  
Departure CityFORT WORTH  
Departure StateTX 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1915 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeF16  
Destination CityDENTON  
Destination StateTX 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
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 Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--