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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164941
Last updated: 12 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Trend Vector Aviation Int
Registration: N9551L
MSN: 17276576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Field in Malojloj, near Agana -   Guam
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Barrigada, GU (GUM)
Destination airport:Barrigada, GU (GUM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was performing an introductory flight lesson for a prospective student pilot and a passenger. The pilot reported that, about 20 minutes after takeoff, while in cruise flight, the engine began producing only partial power. The pilot performed troubleshooting steps, including applying carburetor heat, but the engine did not respond and subsequently lost total power. He performed a forced landing into a field of tall grass. The airplane came to rest nose down after the nose gear dug into the ground, which resulted in substantial damage. A postaccident examination of the engine and airframe revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The operator’s mechanic reported that the airplane’s fuel tank vent line was partially blocked; however, the airplane was equipped with a secondary vented fuel cap, so it is unlikely that fuel starvation occurred.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.


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Revision history:

26-Mar-2014 17:46 Geno Added
26-Mar-2014 18:11 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source]
11-Apr-2014 20:49 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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