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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176346
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Registration: N84623
C/n / msn: 1758550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bogalusa, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Columbia, MS (0R0)
Destination airport:Bogalusa, LA (BXA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The 716-hour pilot reported the cross-country flight was uneventful. After establishing a wide base leg for the runway, carburetor heat was applied, and engine power was reduced. During the descent, "power was added several times to prevent spark plug fouling." After a normal touch-and-go landing, the pilot noted all the engine instruments "in the green," and proceeded to take off. At an altitude of approximately 300 feet agl, the pilot noticed a "large drop of rpm," and the airplane was unable to hold altitude. The pilot "pushed the nose over and landed straight ahead." The reason for the loss of engine power was undetermined.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.



Revision history:

24-May-2015 15:12 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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