NTSB Identification: ERA11LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Boynton Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/13/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 172SP, registration: N423FT
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During cruise flight, the pilot noticed the engine was running rough and it subsequently lost power. The pilot performed an emergency landing next to a road, during which the airplane impacted a sign and nosed over into a canal. Examination of the airplane and engine revealed no preimpact abnormalities that could account for the loss of engine power, and adequate fuel was drained from the airplane. While the airplane was operating in conditions conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power at the time of the accident, the investigation was unable to determine if carburetor ice caused the power loss.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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