ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43482
Last updated: 21 April 2014
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Date:25-JAN-1994
Time:1612
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeronca 7AC Champion
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N84212
C/n / msn: 7AC-2903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Tulsa, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
FOLLOWING TAKEOFF, DURING INITIAL CLIMB, THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT INITIATED A TURN BACK TO THE RUNWAY, SAW A LIGHT POLE, AND WHILE MANEUVERING TO AVOID THE LIGHT POLE, INADVERTENTLY STALLED THE AIRPLANE. TEMPERATURE WAS 60 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND THE DEW POINT WAS 51. THIS PLACED THE AIRPLANE IN AREA OF POSSIBLE SERIOUS CARBURETOR ICING IN THE CRUISE POWER RANGE ON THE ICING PROBABILITY CHART. CARBURETOR HEAT WAS NOT APPLIED. CAUSE: WAS THE INADVERTENT STALL. FACTORS WERE THE PILOTS FAILURE TO USE CARBURETOR HEAT WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS EXISTED THAT WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING, AND HIS ABRUPT MANEUVER TO AVOID A LIGHT POLE.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X00620


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