FTW96LA033
FTW96LA033

On November 2, 1995, at 1733 central standard time, a Cessna 172, N6364E, registered to and operated by a private owner under Title 14 CFR Part 91 was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a power loss near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that originated from Will Rogers World Airport approximately 1 hour before the accident. No flight plan was filed.

During a personal interview, conducted by an FAA inspector, the pilot reported that he left Will Rogers World Airport with a fully fueled left tank and a 1/4 fueled right tank and flew to Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport to practice touch-and-go landings. He was returning to Will Rogers World Airport when the engine "quit" approximately 5 miles west of the destination. He stated that he flew the entire flight with the fuel selector on the left tank. He restarted the engine, but it "quit" again about 1 mile west of runway 35L at Will Rogers World Airport. The pilot further stated that he never used carburetor heat. During the landing roll in a field, the airplane hit a "small gully," nosed over, and came to rest in the inverted position.

Evaluation of the weather, at the time of the accident, revealed a temperature of 39 degrees and dew point of 27 degrees. The enclosed icing probability curve chart indicates that this float type carbureted engine was being operated in a region of serious carburetor icing conditions. Additionally, on November 8, 1995, the airplane's engine was test run and found to have no mechanical anomalies. See attached manufacture's report.

Repeated attempts to obtain a completed Pilot/Operator Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2, from the student pilot were unsuccessful.

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