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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135319
Last updated: 8 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H
Registration: N8058L
C/n / msn: 17256258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wichita Falls, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wichita Falls, TX (F14)
Destination airport:Wichita Falls, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
During takeoff on a maintenance test flight, approximately 200 feet agl, the engine lost power. The 4,070-hour flight instructor stated that he turned the airplane back toward the airport and looked for a suitable place to land. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted the terrain, flipped over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the gascolator, connected to the carburetor fuel line, was blocked by rubber deposits. These deposits were consistent with the inner lining of the fuel line.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to an obstruction in the fuel line.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 20:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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