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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174894
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Cable Air, Inc.
Registration: N5107K
C/n / msn: 17273972
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Upland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Upland, CA (CCB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The engine lost partial power just after the airplane lifted off the runway and the pilot aborted the takeoff and attempted to land on the remaining runway. The airplane touched down on the runway, overran its departure end, impacted a flatbed trailer, and came to rest on uneven terrain against a berm about 43 yards from the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane appeared to have been in proper working condition and worthy of flight during his preflight and pretakeoff inspections. However, after climbing for several seconds he heard the engine lose power, and its tachometer decreased to 1,400 rpm. The pilot believed that the airplane was not going to continue flying so he elected to abort the takeoff. To ascertain the reason for the power loss, the accident airplane's engine was removed from the airplane and installed on another airframe. After removing and replacing several impact-damaged engine accessories/components, the engine was run up to 2,400 rpm. With the exception of a minor vibration due to the fact that the crankshaft was bent, the engine operated normally. The reason for the partial engine power loss, as reported by the pilot, was not ascertained.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during takeoff.



Revision history:

28-Mar-2015 17:30 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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