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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140233
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172D Skyhawk
Registration: N2344U
C/n / msn: 17249944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Highway 45, near Bellhaven, Hyde County, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Belhaven, NC
Destination airport:Belhaven, NC
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was maneuvering the airplane over a marshy area about 700 feet above ground level. The airplane was in a left turn when the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot continued the left turn and made a forced landing, during which the airplane struck a small tree, the nose landing gear separated, and the airplane rotated about 180 degrees. Postaccident examination of the engine assembly revealed no malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Review of the local weather conditions and the Federal Aviation Administrationís carburetor icing probability chart indicated that conditions were conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide, but not at cruise, power settings. It was not possible to determine what engine power settings the pilot used during the accident flight maneuvers.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.



Revision history:

05-Dec-2011 06:33 RobertMB Added
05-Dec-2011 08:10 RobertMB Updated [Source]
05-Dec-2011 09:07 Geno Updated [Source]
05-Dec-2011 09:44 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2011 14:04 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:38 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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