NTSB Identification: LAX05LA248.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 2005 in Elko, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Scandinavian Aero Industry KZ VII, registration: N159KZ
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The airplane collided with a pole during a forced landing following a loss of engine power. Earlier during the flight the pilot had experienced carburetor ice while cruising, and he had successfully handled the situation by utilizing carburetor heat. Approaching the destination airport, the pilot initially used the carburetor heat, but turned it off while maneuvering for the landing. About 1/2-mile from the runway on short final approach, carburetor ice was encountered and the engine lost all power.

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

The pilot's failure to use carburetor heat, which resulted in the formation of carburetor ice and the total loss of engine power.

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