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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141969
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:19-JAN-2012
Time:14:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172I Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N35571
C/n / msn: 17256842
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Springfield, Robertson County, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Danville, IL (DNV)
Destination airport:Nashville, TN (JWN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was flying the airplane on the second leg of a visual flight rules cross-country trip, which he flew at an altitude of 3,500 feet in order to remain below an overcast ceiling. Approaching the destination airport, the pilot began a cruise descent and, about 10 miles from the airport, began configuring the airplane for landing. The pilot reduced engine power to about 1,500 rpm, set the mixture to full rich, but did not activate the carburetor heat. The engine then lost power, and the pilot subsequently performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing, the nose landing gear struck a ditch. Responders noted that fuel was recovered from the airplane following the accident; the engine was run after the accident with no anomalies noted. The temperature and dew point reported on the surface at an airport located about 21 nautical miles from the accident site were conducive to carburetor icing at both glide and cruise power settings.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not apply carburetor heat during approach to landing, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120119X93241&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jan-2012 23:39 gerard57 Added
20-Jan-2012 00:57 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location]
20-Jan-2012 08:53 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2012 17:03 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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