NTSB Identification: LAX88LA259.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37859.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N736HQ
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING TAKEOFF THE ENGINE FAILED TO DEVELOP FULL POWER & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES LOCATED APPROX 500 FT BEYOND THE RUNWAY. EXAM OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE MIXTURE CONTROL ARM AT ITS FUEL PUMP HOUSING ATTACHMENT POINT HAD RESTRICTED MOVEMENT & WAS IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED. WHEN THE COCKPIT MIXTURE CONTROL WAS IN THE FULL RICH POSITION THE MIXTURE WAS FOUND SET TO APPROX A MID-RANGE POSITION. ANY AFT MOVEMENT OF THE MIXTURE CONTROL FROM ITS FULL RICH POSITION INITIATED AN ENGINE SHUTDOWN.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MIXTURE CONTROL,LINKAGE..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED



Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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