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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201925
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Type:Fisher Horizon
Registration: N793DB
C/n / msn: HO-118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bolivar, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that after about 20 to 30 minutes of flying the engine began to lose power. He checked the magnetos, added carburetor heat, and changed throttle settings, but it did not restore engine power. The pilot said that he executed a forced landing into a field but it was too short and the airplane struck a fence. The pilot reported that he thought the 'engine problem was caused by carburetor ice. Flying at 1,000 feet there was not enough time for the carburetor heat to clear the ice.' The temperature was 44 degrees Fahrenheit and the dew point was 34 degrees Fahrenheit. According to a carburetor icing probability chart, the conditions were conducive for carburetor icing.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper use of carburetor heat which resulted in carburetor icing and subsequent loss of engine power.



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

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