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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204191
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:11-JAN-2018
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata MS893E Rallye Commodore 180
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N353RA
C/n / msn: 13180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North of Wadsworth Municipal Airport (3G3), Wadsworth, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Wellington, OH (67D)
Destination airport:Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot was ferrying the airplane, which he had not flown for more than 1 year and had an expired annual inspection, to a new hangar. While on final approach during the short flight, the engine lost total power. After unsuccessful attempts to restore engine power, the pilot made a forced landing and struck trees, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings.
Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of preimpact malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the engine or fuel system. The carburetor heat control was found in the off position at the accident site. The pilot reported that, although his normal habit pattern was to apply carburetor heat on downwind, he may not have on the accident flight. Nearby weather conditions were conducive to the formation of serious carburetor icing at descent power about the time of the engine power loss. Thus, it is likely that the pilotís failure to apply carburetor heat allowed carburetor ice to accumulate during the descent, which resulted in a loss of engine power.




Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to apply carburetor heat during the approach, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180111X55713&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=353RA

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2018 18:54 Geno Added
11-Jan-2018 18:55 Geno Updated [Date]
11-Jan-2018 22:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
11-Jan-2018 22:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
01-Jun-2019 07:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-Jun-2019 19:15 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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