NTSB Identification: DEN88LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35536.
Accident occurred Friday, February 12, 1988 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4914D
Injuries: 1 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 PRIVATE PLT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS AT CENTENNIAL AIRPORT, DENVER, COLORADO. RNWY 17L, AN ASPHALT RNWY 8,500 FEET LONG AND 101 FEET WIDE, WAS IN USE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER ON FINAL APPROACH, THE THROTTLE CABLE WOULD NOT MOVE. SEVERAL ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO FREE THE THROTTLE TO NO AVAIL. THE ENGINE REMAINED AT 1700 RPM AND THE AIRCRAFT UNDERSHOT THE APPROACH. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ONE QUARTER MILE SHORT OF THE RUNWAY IN A FIELD. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION PROVIDED EVIDENCE THAT THE PLASTIC COATING ON THE THROTTLE CABLE HAD DISINTEGRATED. PIECES OF THE COATING WERE FOUND IN THE OUTER HOUSING.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..DETERIORATED


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