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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42316
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Date:08-FEB-1988
Time:19:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N618DP
C/n / msn: 15067200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Youngstown, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Youngstown, OH (04G)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING 'LOSS OF POWER' PROBLEMS AND THE PILOT AND MECHANIC WERE PERFORMING MAINTENANCE. THE PILOT HAD BEEN WORKING BY HIMSELF REPLACING THE CARBURETOR. THE MECHANIC HAD NOT INSPECTED THE WORK PERFORMED OR RETURNED THE AIRCRAFT TO AN AIRWORTHY STATUS. THE PILOT TOOK THE AIRCRAFT FOR A TEST FLIGHT AT NIGHT. THE ENGINE LOST POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR. THERE WAS, HOWEVER, FUEL THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM TO INCLUDE THE GASCOLATOR. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN SUCCESSFULLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X24997


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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