NTSB Identification: CEN09CA449
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 18, 2009 in Toronto, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/2009
Aircraft: FOGLIO TIGER CUB, registration: N312TC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he performed a takeoff and landed to a full stop. During his next takeoff he stated that he noticed that his airplane was not climbing and his RPM's were low. He clipped a small tree and elected to land in a nearby field. He said, "I now realize I never turned off carb heat before the second takeoff."

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

The pilot not turning off the carburetor heat prior to takeoff resulting in the engine's reduced performance, and his failure to remain clear of the tree during takeoff.

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