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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145614
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Type:Stinson SR-7B Reliant
Owner/operator:Starfire Aviation Llc
Registration: N16122
C/n / msn: 9684
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Windsock Village Airport - NH69, West Ossipee, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:West Ossipee, NH (NH69)
Destination airport:West Ossipee, NH (NH69)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at 1,500 feet above ground level when he noticed a decline in engine manifold pressure. The pilot pushed the carburetor heat in and pulled it back out after a short time with no power improvement. Unable to reach the airport, the pilot elected to perform a forced landing to a logging road. During the landing, the landing gear contacted stacked logs; the airplane flipped and impacted the ground inverted. Review of the carburetor icing chart for the reported temperature and dewpoint revealed the probability of icing at glide and cruise power. Examination of the airframe, flight controls, engine assembly, and accessories revealed no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate application of carburetor heat which resulted in the formation of carburetor ice and a partial loss of engine power.



Revision history:

13-May-2012 20:04 Geno Added
16-May-2012 17:03 Geno Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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