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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42008
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Date:26-MAY-1986
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:Al Leis
Registration: N13650
C/n / msn: 17262910
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cairo, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Cairo, NY (NY04)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES SAW BLACK SMOKE TRAILING THE ACFT SHORTLY AFTER IT BECAME AIRBORNE ABOUT 50 FT ABOVE THE RWY. SHORTLY AFTERWARD, A LOSS OF POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE ACFT DESCENDED AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. THE RWY IS 2,700 FT LONG AND SURROUNDED BY TREES. THE ACFT CAME TO REST TO THE LEFT OF AND NEAR THE END OF RWY 14. EXAM OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED THAT A PIECE OF THE MOUNTING GASKET FOR THE CARB AIR FILTER, A NON-CESSNA FOUR PIECE PART, WAS LODGED IN THE VENTURI SECTION OF THE CARBURETOR. ALSO REVEALED WAS THAT THE CARBURETOR FLOAT WAS NOT BUOYANT AND RESULTED IN ENGINE FUEL FLOODING. THE ACFT WAS USING AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X33674


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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