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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211924
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Registration: N907CB
C/n / msn: 1MK105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jamestown Ave, Englewood, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Englewood, FL (X36)
Destination airport:Palmetto, FL (48X)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot of the experimental, amateur-built airplane reported that he performed an engine run-up at 3,500 rpm along the entire length of the runway and then turned around for takeoff in the opposite direction. After rotation, the engine lost partial power. The airplane descended and struck a tree at the end of the runway before coming to rest in grass near the runway end. The fuselage and left wing sustained substantial damage.
Postaccident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The atmospheric conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the accumulation of serious carburetor icing at glide power and icing at glide and cruise power. The engine was not equipped with a carburetor heat system. Therefore, it is likely that the carburetor accumulated ice during ground operations, which resulted in the partial loss of engine power during the subsequent climb.

Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

07-Jun-2018 21:54 Iceman 29 Added
07-Jun-2018 21:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
07-Jun-2018 21:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Location]
07-Jun-2018 22:36 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2018 05:36 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-May-2019 09:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-May-2019 14:27 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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