NTSB Identification: CEN13LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Cloverdale, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/2014
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

While in cruise flight, the amateur-built airplane’s engine experienced a total loss of power and the pilot executed a forced landing to a field. During the landing the airplane nosed over and the pilot was seriously injured. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The recorded temperature and dew point at the time of the accident were conducive for the formation of moderate carburetor icing at cruise power.

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

The total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.

Full narrative available

Index for Oct2012 | Index of months