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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178220
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182 Skylane
Registration: N1685R
C/n / msn: R18200514
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:SE of Watertown Municipal Airport (KRYV), Watertown, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Watertown, WI (KRYV)
Destination airport:Watertown, WI (KRYV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot was planning to conduct some practice takeoffs and landings. The pilot reported that he conducted a normal preflight and that the airplane had about 75 gallons of fuel on board. Shortly after takeoff and while on the base leg to the runway, the engine lost power. The pilot pushed the throttle, mixture, and prop levers full forward and then turned the auxiliary fuel pump on, but the engine did not respond. The airplane subsequently impacted trees near a residence and then came to rest on its right side.
On-scene examination revealed that the left wing’s fuel bladder tank appeared intact but that it was absent of fuel and that the right wing’s bladder tank was torn and contained about 2 gallons of fuel. However, the examination was unable to determine the quantity of fuel that may have leaked out after the fuel system was compromised during the accident. An engine test run was conducted, and the engine started and ran with no abnormalities noted. A review of the carburetor icing probability chart indicated that the airplane was operating in weather conditions associated with a serious risk of carburetor ice accumulation at glide power settings. The pilot was on the base leg of the traffic pattern, and he likely reduced engine power to a glide power setting because he was approaching the runway for landing.
Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.


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Revision history:

02-Aug-2015 04:20 Geno Added
03-Aug-2015 20:34 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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