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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58550
Last updated: 19 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Registration: N20275
C/n / msn: 17261151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Little Rock, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Batesville, AR (KBVX)
Destination airport:Bryant, AR (KSUZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that as he started his descent and reduced engine power, he felt a "bump" in the throttle. The engine's rpm dropped and the engine lost power. The pilot established his glide and elected to conduct a forced landing to a nearby airport. Additionally, the pilot reported that moving the throttle had no effect on engine power, however the engine would oscillate between idle and full power. The airplane was substantially damaged during the forced landing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector, who traveled to the site, reported that the nut securing the throttle linkage to the carburetor's control lever was missing and the throttle linkage was found disconnected. A review of the manufacturer's maintenance manual revealed the approved parts included a bolt with a fiber-locking nut.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to the missing nut on the bolt connecting the throttle cable and carburetor's lever arm.



Revision history:

23-Jan-2009 10:55 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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