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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74365
Last updated: 7 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P
Registration: N1545M
C/n / msn: 18264369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carl R. Keller Field, Port Clinton, Ohio (PCW/KPCW) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:PCW
Destination airport:Put-in-bay, OH (OH30)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane had been flown almost daily, for short flights. Four days before the accident, it was used for unusual attitude training. The accident occurred on the next flight. After a normal engine runup, and takeoff, the engine lost power at the departure end of the runway, at 300-400 feet agl. The pilot turned the STOL-equipped airplane back toward the field, but it struck trees, then impacted terrain near the approach end of the runway. Four propeller strikes were found in the frozen ground, and both blades were bent backwards at the hub. Both blades also exhibited leading edge nicks and chordwise scratching. The engine mixture control was found full forward, the throttle was 1 inch from full forward, the carburetor heat control was in the full-in, 'cold' position, and the fuel selector lever was on 'both'. The presence of fuel, engine cylinder compression, and crankshaft continuity were confirmed. Six days after the accident, an FAA inspector found that fuel drained from fuel sump filter had minor amounts of ice crystals floating in it. Air temperature at the time of the accident was about 18 degrees Fahrenheit.

Probable Cause: Loss of engine power caused by ice crystal blockage of the fuel system.


FAA register: 3. FAA:

Revision history:

16-May-2010 07:55 JINX Added
05-Feb-2016 15:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 10:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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