NTSB Identification: FTW96LA189.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1996 in MALVERN, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/11/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 182C, registration: N8552T
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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During an approach to land, the pilot elected to go-around. When he advanced the throttle, the engine lost power. Subsequently, the airplane struck a power line along the extended centerline for runway 21, then impacted the ground in about a 60 degree nose down attitude. The temperature and dew point were 59 and 35 degrees F, respectively. According to icing probability charts, conditions were conducive to carburetor icing. The pilot stated that he had not used carburetor heat before the loss of engine power.

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

failure of the pilot to apply carburetor heat during the approach to land, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to carburetor ice. A factor relating to the accident was: the carburetor icing (weather) condition.

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