Accident Cessna 172B N7591X,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 298419
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Date:Thursday 4 October 2001
Time:09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172B
Owner/operator:George Call
Registration: N7591X
MSN: 17248091
Year of manufacture:1960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Phillips, Maine -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Pittsfield, ME (2B7)
Destination airport:Stowe-Morrisville-Stowe Airport, VT (MVL/KMVL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Approximately 30 minutes after departure, the airplane's engine lost total power. The pilot prepared for a forced landing to a field, and while on final approach, the engine regained full power. The pilot initiated a go-around and the engine lost power a second time. The airplane then entered a "low altitude power off stall" and impacted the ground. Examination of the airplane revealed the left fuel vent line was contaminated with mud. Additionally, examination of the fuel drained from the airplane revealed a mixture of auto gas, 100LL aviation fuel, and a fuel additive.

Probable Cause: Loss of engine power due to a blockage of the left fuel tank vent line with mud, and the subsequent inadvertent stall.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report



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