NTSB Identification: ERA11LA395
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 09, 2011 in Geneseo, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2012
Aircraft: Andrew McKimmon DR-1 Triplane, registration: C-GDRI
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

The pilot was maneuvering the airplane about 600 feet above ground level during an airshow. The engine lost power, the pilot attempted a forced landing in a corn field, and the airplane flipped over. The pilot reported that he completed the engine power-loss checks after the engine lost power. After recovery of the wreckage, impact-related engine damage was repaired and the engine was reinstalled on the airframe. Two test runs were completed, and the engine ran normally during both runs. The airplane was being operated in conditions conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power at the time of the accident.

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

A total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.

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