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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215271
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith STOL CH750
Registration: N946JY
MSN: 75-10010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North of Central Texas Regional Airport (KTPL), Temple, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Temple, TX (TPL)
Destination airport:Temple, TX (TPL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Before takeoff, the private pilot completed a preflight inspection, engine start, and two engine run-ups with no anomalies noted. Shortly after takeoff, when the airplane was about 400 ft aboveground level, the engine begantovibrate, andthe pilot noticed a partial loss of power.He suspected carburetor icing and applied carburetor heat but observed nochange to the engine power. Due to the low altitude, the pilot chose to execute a forced landing to a field. The airplane touched down in the soft field, and the nose gear collapsed.
Postaccident examination of the airplane, which included the fuel system, revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot reported that he should have applied carburetor heat before takeoff to clear any potential ice buildup during the taxi and subsequent engine run-ups. The airplane was operating in an area with weather conditions conducive to the formation of serious carburetor ice at glide power settings. Thus, the partial loss of engine power was likely due to an accumulation of carburetor ice while operating at reduced engine power settings before takeoff.

Probable Cause: The accumulation of carburetor ice before takeoff, which resulted in apartial loss of engine power oninitial climband a forced landing on unsuitable terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

11-Sep-2018 07:26 Iceman 29 Added
11-Sep-2018 07:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
11-Sep-2018 12:13 Architects Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
11-Sep-2018 14:07 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2018 14:51 Geno Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
27-Nov-2019 07:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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