NTSB Identification: ATL92LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47087.
Accident occurred Friday, May 01, 1992 in CONCORD, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N5529T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED THE PREFLIGHT RUNUP AND ALL SYSTEMS CHECKED NORMAL, INCLUDING THE CARBURETOR HEAT. ABOUT TWO MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE LOST POWER 5 FEET INTO THE INITIAL CLIMB. THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AND ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A MARSHY AREA AND COLLIDED WITH AN EMBANKMENT. THE AIRPORT IS LOCATED IN A LOW TOPOGRAPHICAL AREA ADJACENT TO A RUNNING CREEK. THE ICING PROBABILITY CHART SUGGESTED THAT FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXISTED FOR THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND WITH THE AIRPLANE OR ENGINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER BECAUSE OF THE FORMATION OF CARBURETOR ICE.
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