NTSB Identification: SEA99LA011.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 07, 1998 in AUBURN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N6312P
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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While climbing out from a touch-and-go landing, the airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power approximately 300 feet above ground level. The instructor took the controls and performed a 180-degree turn back to an opposite direction landing attempt on the departure runway, in order to avoid going into high-tension lines 1,660 feet from the departure end. There was approximately a 15-knot tail wind for the opposite-direction forced landing attempt. The airplane touched down approximately at midfield at high speed, overran the end of the runway, struck a fence and nosed over. Weather conditions in the area at that time posed a hazard of serious carburetor icing at cruise power. The accident aircraft's engine was successfully test-run after the accident.

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

A partial loss of engine power due to carburetor ice formation. Factors included insufficient altitude/time available for remedial action, a tail wind during the forced landing attempt, and a fence at the end of the runway.

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