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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139629
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Aircraft Leasing N739jn Llc
Registration: N739JN
C/n / msn: 17270581
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Pompano Beach Airpark - KPMP, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Destination airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, while the airplane was descending on final approach, the throttle control became unresponsive. Although multiple settings were attempted, the engine remained at idle rpm, and the pilot made a forced landing on a road. The airplane collided with a lightpost and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. Although initial examination of the engine did not reveal any preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation, further examination revealed that the throttle cable had separated from its housing/end fitting. As a result, the throttle cable could not actuate the carburetor control, and the engine remained at idle rpm. A review of the airframe and engine logbooks revealed that the throttle cable was not maintained correctly and was never maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s service manual.
Probable Cause: The separation of the throttle cable from its fitting, which resulted in an inability to control engine power. Contributing to the accident was the inadequate maintenance by the owner.



Revision history:

03-Nov-2011 09:20 gerard57 Added
03-Nov-2011 20:03 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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