NTSB Identification: CHI82DA124
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in SALEM, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N13226
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

AFTER RETURNING FROM A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER BEFORE LANDING. THE PLANE CRASHED ABOUT 35 FT FROM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 27. TWO TELEPHONE POLES WERE DAMAGED. THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 35 KNOTS. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A MALFUNCTION OF THE CARBURETOR FLOAT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE FLOAT STUCK OPEN AND FLOODED THE ENGINE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BINDING(MECHANICAL)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION

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