NTSB Identification: NYC07LA102.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 21, 2007 in Russellville, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 182A, registration: N299AA
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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After releasing skydivers, the pilot was descending the airplane from 11,000 feet and returning to his home airport. He utilized carburetor heat while descending to 3,000 feet, and everything seemed normal during the approach to the 3,999-foot-long asphalt runway. The bounced upon landing and the pilot initiated a go-around; however, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power during the initial climb, about 50 to 75 feet above ground level (agl). The airplane then overran the remaining runway during the subsequent forced landing. The pilot owned and operated the airplane since he purchased it in 2003. The airplane had not received an annual or 100-hour inspection subsequent to the pilot purchasing it. In addition, the pilot did not hold an airframe or powerplant certificate; however, he performed all of the maintenance on his airplane. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the carburetor heat cable and fuel sump cable were disconnected, and most likely had been disconnected prior to impact. The examination of the wreckage did not reveal any other discrepancies. Ten gallons of fuel were recovered from the right fuel tank and 7 gallons of fuel were recovered from the left fuel tank. No contamination was observed in the fuel or oil. According to an FAA Carburetor Icing Probability Chart, no icing or light icing (at glide or cruise power) was possible for the prevailing temperature and dew point.

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

A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, during the initial climb after an aborted landing.

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