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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70533
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Date:17-DEC-2009
Time:14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Fly Corona
Registration: N8520U
C/n / msn: 17252420
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Corona, California -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Corona, CA (AJO)
Destination airport:Corona, CA (AJO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that after he was established on the downwind leg for landing the engine experienced a partial loss of power, followed by a total power loss after turning into the base leg. The pilot subsequently made an emergency descent and forced landing to an open field. The airplane hit a fence and nosed over, sustaining substantial damage to both wings. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that an examination of the airframe and engine revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Atmospheric conditions at the time of the accident were not conducive to the formation of carburetor ice. The reason for the reported loss of engine power could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20091217X01559&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2009 07:59 Geno Added
12-Jan-2010 10:12 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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