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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137719
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N3050X
C/n / msn: 15064450
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Crashed into Lake Huron off northern Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gouverneur, NY (K16)
Destination airport:Bad Axe, MI (BAX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he was flying over water at an altitude of 3,000 feet mean sea level when the engine began to lose power. He contacted flight watch and informed them of the situation. His efforts to restart the engine by applying carburetor heat and full mixture were unsuccessul. He said that engine power was regained just prior to ditching the airplane. He exited the airplane which sank soon after contacting the water. The pilot was rescued 18 hours later. A review of the Federal Aviation Administration Carburetor Icing chart revealed the conditions were conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power. The pilot reported he did not recognize the symptoms of carburetor ice and that he should have applied the carburetor heat sooner.
Probable Cause: The pilot's delay in using carburetor heat while operating in carburetor icing conditions, resulting in carburetor ice and subsequent partial loss of engine power.



Revision history:

27-Jul-2011 05:44 gerard57 Added
27-Jul-2011 10:46 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Jul-2011 14:42 RobertMB Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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