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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66135
Last updated: 13 July 2019
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Date:03-JUL-2009
Time:14:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N1782F
C/n / msn: 17255177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Chemo Pond, Clifton, Maine -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Clifton, ME
Destination airport:Old Town, ME (OLD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he completed a preflight inspection and estimated that there were approximately 5 gallons of fuel in the left main tank and "little or none" in the right main tank. He added that he departed with the fuel selector in the "Both" position. The before-takeoff checks were "good" and he performed a southerly takeoff. While turning crosswind, the engine stopped producing power, the airplane "wanted to stall," but it landed on the water "hard" and under control. The airplane then struck a dock, the floats collapsed, and the airplane continued into the woods which damaged the wings. The winds reported 12 miles west of the accident site were from 190 degrees at 6 knots. Other than the loss of engine power, the pilot reported that there were no problems with the performance and handling of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's mismanagement of his fuel supply which resulted in fuel starvation and a loss of engine power.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090707X93834&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2009 20:35 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:50 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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