On February 18, 1996, at 1455 central daylight time, a Cessna 172, N166F was substantially damaged following a collision with terrain during a forced landing near Jackson, Mississippi. The private pilot received minor injuries in the accident. The airplane was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 by Capitol Front End Service of Jackson, Mississippi. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local, personal flight. The flight departed Jackson at 1415.

The pilot stated that he was practicing touch-and-go landings. During an attempted takeoff, the engine lost power, and he was forced to execute an emergency landing in a wet field at the end of the runway. The airplane impacted the wet field, and was substantially damaged.

A post crash inspection was performed of the induction and ignition systems, with no problems found. An icing probability chart indicates that conditions were conducive to carburetor ice at glide and cruise power with visible ice present.

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