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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263981
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Registration: N19524
MSN: 15074469
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Big Lake, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA/PATK)
Destination airport:Big Lake Airport, AK (BGQ/PAGQ)
The pilot reported that while performing a straight-in visual approach, he applied partial carburetor heat,
and retarded the throttle for the descent. The airplane became low on the approach profile and the pilot
increased the throttle and the engine subsequently "coughed" and then lost all power. He attempted to
make a forced landing on a road, but the left wing struck a tree branch and the airplane subsequently
impacted a snowbank and then the road. The wings and fuselage sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would
have precluded normal operation. He confirmed that the fuel tanks had sufficient fuel for the flight.
The pilot reported that the accident could have been prevented had he applied full carburetor heat.

Probable Cause:

The pilot's failure to apply full carburetor heat while operating in conditions conducive to carburetor
icing, which resulted in a total loss of engine power, a forced landing, and impact with a tree.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

30 Jan 2020 N19524 Private 0 Big Lake, Alaska sub

Revision history:

13-Jun-2021 17:29 aaronwk Added

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