NTSB Identification: CHI02LA190.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in Ft. Wayne, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 150F, registration: N8798S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane was damaged during a forced landing after a loss of engine power during climb after takeoff. The airplane went through a ditch and struck a fence during the forced landing attempt. The pilot was attempting to return to the departure airport for a landing opposite the direction of takeoff. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the throttle cable housing was corroded through where the cable passes over the battery. Additionally, an examination of the fuel system revealed traces of water in the gascolator bowl. No other anomalies were found. The airplane had received an annual inspection on April 13, 2002.

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

The corroded throttle cable resulting in a loss of engine power. Factors were the inadequate annual inspection, the unsuitable terrain encountered during the forced landing, the ditch, and the fence.

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