NTSB Identification: MIA97LA182.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 13, 1997 in WAYCROSS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 210F, registration: N1817F
Injuries: 4 Minor.

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The pilot stated he was in cruise flight when the manifold pressure dropped. He elected to divert to an alternate airport. He completed the before landing check and noted that his final approach airspeed was fast. He attempted to reduce power with negative results. The airplane touched down fast and became airborne with insufficient power to climb. The pilot made a steep left turn, followed by a steep right turn, then the airplane stalled and collided with the terrain. Examination of the throttle cable revealed it had become disconnected from the engine.

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

the private pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, while maneuvering in an attempt to reverse direction, which resulted in an inadvertent stall, and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain.

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