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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201920
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150C
Registration: N1956Z
MSN: 15059756
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Middleton, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:C29
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that after takeoff at an altitude of 75 to 100 Feet above the ground a loss of engine power occurred. The airplane was landed in a snow covered field off the end of the runway where it contacted a ravine. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration examined the airplane and the inspector reported that ice was found in the fuel system, which resulted in the loss off engine power. The line leading to the fuel quick drains contained six inches of ice near the valve. The airplane had been kept outside. The left fuel tank filler cap, which was recessed, was found covered with ice.
Probable Cause: inadequate aircraft preflight by the pilot and the ice in the fuel system. A factor associated with the accident was the ravine which the airplane contacted during the forced landing.



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26-Nov-2017 09:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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