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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66299
Last updated: 20 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Raitan Valley Flying School
Registration: N64178
C/n / msn: 17265067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rocky Hill, New Jersey -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Princeton, NJ (39N)
Destination airport:Princeton, NJ (39N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot stated that he was in the traffic pattern practicing touch-and-go landings. As he turned base, the engine went to idle, and he made an emergency landing in a field. The carburetor heat was in use at the time of engine failure. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the flight control system components, engine, and system components revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunction. The current ambient temperature was 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with a dew point of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Review of the carburetor icing probability chart revealed that serious carburetor icing could occur at glide power.
Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

06-Jul-2009 12:09 slowkid Added
30-Oct-2011 01:36 Anon. Updated [Source]
30-Oct-2011 01:37 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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