NTSB Identification: FTW83LA256.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22986.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1983 in EL RENO, OK
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N81978
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN ABOUT 4 MILES FROM THE ARPT AT 200 FT THE ENGINE BEGAN LOSING POWER WITH THE DROPPING FROM 2000 TO 1500 RPM. HE ALSO STATED THAT APPLICATION OF CARBURETOR HEAT DID NOT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE. THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT AND A LANDING WAS MADE IN A MUDDY WHEATFIELD. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ENGINE STARTED AND RAN NORMALLY. BOTH THE PLT AND THE OPERATOR ATTRIBUTED THE ENGINE FAILURE TO CARBURETOR ICE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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