NTSB Identification: ATL07LA092.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2007 in Brinson, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N921JR
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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According to the pilot, about 2 to 3 miles north of the runway, the engine started "sputtering," and experienced a partial loss of power. He made it back to the 2,000-foot-long turf runway, but touched down too fast and overran the runway. The pilot then pulled up to clear an embankment, the airplane stalled about 30 feet above the ground, and impacted a field nose down. Examination of the carburetor revealed that corrosion was present in and around the air and fuel jets, blocking fuel flow through the carburetor jet. Further examination found a large amount of corrosion around the carburetor's drain plug. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed 1 month prior to the accident; however, disassembly inspection of the carburetor was not required during an annual inspection.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A partial loss of engine power due to a blocked carburetor jet.
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