NYC96LA088
NYC96LA088

On April 6, at 1645 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N67562, was substantially damaged during a forced landing at the Republic Airport, Farmingdale, New York. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the local, personal flight which departed at 1530 and was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to the NTSB Form 6120.1/2, the pilot reported that she was in an extended traffic pattern for runway 19. During the turn to final, about 10 miles from the airport, the tower controller instructed her to overfly the airport. She added power and climbed to 2000 feet, still heading toward the airport. About 2 miles from the approach end of runway 19, the tower controller then cleared her to land. The pilot reduced the power, added carburetor heat, and established a descent towards the airport. On short final, about 200 feet above the ground, the tower controller instructed her to go around. She added power; however, the engine did not respond. She observed the tachometer was indicating about 1000 RPM, and the mixture was rich. The pilot performed a forced landing during which the airplane impacted a tree and slid into a fence.

Examination of the wreckage by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector did not disclose evidence of mechanical malfunctions with the airframe. A functional test of the engine revealed satisfactory operation.

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