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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174817
Last updated: 30 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150
Owner/operator:Thomas Carr
Registration: N7987E
C/n / msn: 17787
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Dalton Airport (3DA), Flushing, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Dalton, MI (3DA)
Destination airport:Waterford, MI (KPTK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a preflight examination, the pilot identified fuel contamination from water, in his airplane's fuel tanks. He removed approximately one quart of water each from the right wing, left wing, belly drain and engine strainer. He thought he removed all the water from the fuel system and started the engine. He performed an engine run up at twenty-two hundred revolutions per minute. After a five minute engine run, the pilot decided the airplane was suitable for flight and initiated a take-off. Upon reaching an altitude of four hundred feet, the engine lost power. He entered an emergency descent and forced landing, subsequently impacting several trees and eventually the terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to wings, fuselage, and empennage.
Probable Cause: Loss of engine power due to fuel contamination. A factor contributing to the accident was the pilot's inadequate preflight.


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Revision history:

25-Mar-2015 06:17 Geno Added
24-Apr-2015 05:56 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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