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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42247
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Date:26-DEC-1986
Time:11:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Western State Flyers
Registration: N18227
MSN: 15073880
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Altus, OK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS CIRCLING ABOUT 40-50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AT A SLOW RATE OF AIRSPEED WHILE SEARCHING FOR A LOST DOG. HE WAS USING 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS AND MOST PROBABLY OPERATING AT A REDUCED POWER SETTING. CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT AND CARBURETOR HEAT WAS NOT BEING USED. HE APPARENTLY LOCATED THE DOG, STARTED A CLIMB, AND ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO DEPART THE AREA WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO AN EXCESSIVELY RICH FUEL MIXTURE AS A RESULT OF AN ACCUMULATION OF CARBURETOR ICE. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STALLED WITHOUT SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER BEFORE GROUND IMPACT OCCURRED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X35357


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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