DFW08CA149
DFW08CA149

The pilot was within 5 miles of his destination airport at the termination of a short cross country flight at 2,000 feet above ground level. When the pilot reduced the throttle to begin his descent, the engine went to idle and throttle control was no longer available. The pilot decided to attempt to make his destination airport but landed in an open field short of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing main spar. The pilot received no injuries. Upon investigation of the engine, it was discovered that the throttle cable clevis swage failed at the cable housing and throttle control was no longer available.

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