NTSB Identification: SEA95LA041.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 22, 1995 in AUBURN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/29/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N29598
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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WITNESSES OBSERVED BLACK SMOKE FROM THE AIRCRAFT AFTER TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A LOSS OF POWER AND THE PILOT PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING INTO AN OPEN FIELD. DURING THE LANDING THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SOFT TERRAIN AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. DURING INVESTIGATION, A 1/2' BY 1 1/2' PIECE OF NEOPRENE INDUCTION AIR DUCTING WAS FOUND INGESTED IN THE CARBURETOR, CAUSING OBSTRUCTION OF THE CARBURETOR VENTURI.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CARBURETOR OBSTRUCTION DUE TO INGESTION OF PART OF THE INDUCTION AIR DUCTING. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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